Prior to his return to the Indian team, Hardik Pandya had a very disciplined routine in which he would go to sleep at 9:30 in the night and wake up at 5 in the morning which helped him to win the war against himself and other things. The star all-rounder strictly adhered to this ‘time table’ for four months after which he led Gujarat Titans to clinch the Indian Premier League title on his debut, which led to his return to the Indian team.
In a video posted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Pandya talked about the IPL 2022 win and the awards that followed. He said, “I was happy. It was a lot about winning a battle against myself and a lot of other things. Winning the IPL and even qualifying for the playoffs was a big thing for me because a lot of people doubted us. ,
“Initially, a lot of people doubted our ability. Many people have raised many questions. A lot of things were said even before my return.
The 29-year-old all-rounder said that when he was out of the Indian team after the T20 World Cup, he would wake up at 5 am for four consecutive months and be in bed till 9.30 pm. “It was never meant to answer them. I am different on the process that I followed. No one knows what phase I went through in those six months when I was out. I would get up at five in the morning so that I could train. For four months I slept till 9:30 in the night, so I made a lot of sacrifices.
Hardik said, “It was a battle that I fought before IPL. I have always worked hard in my life and it has always given me the results I wanted.” He also said that the ongoing series against South Africa is the ideal platform to get into the momentum for the upcoming T20 World Cup. .
Pandya said, “Whatever series or match you play till you reach the tournament, it is important. So for me the World Cup is the target, it is the right platform to get into the rhythm. It is always very important to stay in the rhythm. ,
Hardik said, “My role will change here, I am not the captain, I will not play higher up the batting order. This will again be the return of the same Hardik for whom I am known. ,