‘Been too long since I’ve been out there’- Hardik Pandya posts a video of his running drills
The all-rounder has been quite active on social media.
Updated - Nov 27, 2019 7:24 pm
Even though he is out of action, Hardik Pandya always makes sure that he remains in the news, courtesy his social media accounts. Pandya, India’s premier all-rounder has been out of action from active cricket after having undergone surgery for his lower-back issues. The right-hander first encountered issues in his back during India’s victorious Asia Cup campaign in the United Arab Emirates in September 2018.
The injury surfaced again during the ICC World Cup 2019. He missed out on India’s tour of the Caribbean and while he did play in the three-match Twenty20 International series against South Africa in October, he had to undergo surgery, ruling him out of active cricket for 4-5 months. However, the all-rounder has been quite active on social media and has kept his fans updated about every minute detail of his recovery post-surgery by frequently posting his photos and videos.
In another update about his road to come back to the fold, the Mumbai Indians all-rounder posted a video of himself where he can be seen doing his running drills. Pandya took to his Twitter account where he captioned his video as, “Been too long since I’ve been out there. No better feeling than to be back on the field!”
It has not been a good year for Hardik Pandya
Talking about Pandya, this year hasn’t been particularly good whether it is his on-field performances or his off-field shenanigans. After having missed the Australian Test series- one that India eventually won- due to injury, the all-rounder was suspended from international cricket along with fellow teammate and opener KL Rahul, for the duo’s “derogatory remarks” on an Indian chat show.
Following a major backlash, Pandya and Rahul were suspended and an inquiry was set-up, after which they were eventually allowed to resume playing.
Pandya had a great Indian Premier League season in what was an eventual title-winning campaign for the Mumbai Indians but he could not carry forward his hitting form in the World Cup, even though his evolution as a third seamer was pretty evident. Pandya’s absence has opened up a great opportunity for Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube. The all-rounder recently made his T20I debut against Bangladesh where he played a pivotal role with the ball in the third T20I.
Here’s what Hardik Pandya tweeted:
Been too long since I've been out there. No better feeling than to be back on the field 💪🏃♂🔥 pic.twitter.com/GBLWLsV3k0
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) November 27, 2019
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