Historical India opener and Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir billed Hardik Pandya as a ‘one-format’ participant and a liability for the Indian facet.
Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya (correct) reacts after the IPL 2021 match against Rajasthan Royals. (Picture: BCCI/IPL)
Mumbai Indians and Crew India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is speedy becoming a serious challenge for the selectors sooner than the T20 World Cup 2021, which gets underway in UAE and Oman later this month. Hardik has no longer regained his stout health and hasn’t started bowling for the 5-time champions MI in the second allotment of IPL 2021 as properly.
Historical India opener and Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir billed Hardik as a ‘one-format’ participant and a liability for the Indian facet. Gambhir puzzled the Indian selectors for picking him in the T20 World Cup squad despite lack of match comply with.
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Gautam Gambhir, talking to ESPNcricinfo, defined the subject with the say. “The most spirited upset on this batting lineup is Hardik Pandya. He hasn’t played any cricket, he is lawful a one-format participant for me now. He only performs white-ball cricket and hasn’t delivered this year and he’s obtained into the T20 World Cup facet when he hasn’t bowled either. So as that’s a broad shock,” Gambhir acknowledged.
“Selectors will presumably occupy to solution this whether or no longer he’s in point of fact going to bowl four overs in the World Cup and if he decides to construct that, does he occupy those overs under him? If he decides to bowl in the World Cup he has to inaugurate bowling from now on, Whether it’s one or two overs per game so that he can… affirm at some point soon of the World Cup where India would perhaps be having a witness to preserve,” the feeble Delhi opener added.
On Tuesday (October 5), Hardik did no longer bowl and batted lawful a handful of deliveries against Rajasthan Royals as Mumbai Indians won the match by eight wickets to back their IPL 2021 playoff hopes alive. They’ll play Sunrisers Hyderabad in their final group match and this can additionally be a should-preserve game for them. The match is scheduled to happen on October 8 (Friday).