Pune. Hardik Pandya’s injury has once again troubled him. Gujarat Titans is facing CSK (GT vs CSK) in a match of IPL 2022. But Pandya is not playing this match due to injury. Earlier, under his captaincy, Gujarat had won 4 out of 5 matches and the team is currently running on the top of the points table. Rashid Khan is captaining in place of Pandya. In the match, he won the toss and decided to bowl. The current season has not been anything special for CSK so far. The team has lost 4 out of 5 matches.
After the toss, Rashid Khan said that Pandya is not fit for the match. Because of this we do not want to take any risk. They can come back in the next match. There is news of his back injury re-emerging. They have been troubled by this for a long time. Due to this he could not bowl for a year. He also had surgery. He had not played any match since last year’s T20 World Cup. He made a comeback from the IPL itself. Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif, who is commentating on Star Sports, has expressed concern over Pandya’s injury.
There is still a long tournament left
Kaif said that only 5 matches have taken place so far. There is still a long tournament to go. In such a situation, the injury of Hardik Pandya is a matter of concern. Pandya batted brilliantly against Rajasthan Royals in the last match and scored an unbeaten 87. Apart from this, he also took a wicket. He could not complete the third over and went away after three balls. Since then the news of his injury was coming. But after the match he said that the injury was not serious and it was just a cramp. But now the seriousness of the injury is being known.
This year T20 World Cup is to be held in Australia. The pitch there is considered favorable for fast bowlers. In such a situation, an all-rounder like Hardik Pandya can be important for the team. But his injury must have raised the concern of the team as well as the BCCI. He is appearing in a new role in the current season of the T20 league. He is captaining the new team Gujarat and is batting in the middle order as well. Earlier he has been landing as a finisher.