In the beginning of IPL 2022, all-rounder Hardik Pandya impressed everyone with his captaincy, bowling and batting. Hardik was doing well in every department, but as the tournament progressed, his fitness once again answered. Hardik has been struggling with his fitness for a long time, due to which he has also been kept out of Team India. In the beginning of IPL season-15, this all-rounder impressed everyone by bowling at a speed of more than 140, after which everyone started believing that Hardik’s selection in the upcoming T20 World Cup team was certain, but his fitness from the last few matches. has once again put a question mark on this question.
Former Indian wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel also believes that Hardik should not be picked after seeing him bowling at 140 kmph in two matches. He also advised Hardik to play Ranji Trophy.
Parthiv Patel from Cricbuzz said “You need to pick a completely fit player. You can’t pick a player to bowl at 140 kmph in two matches. You reach the World Cup and if he is injured If it happens, what will happen? It will be India’s defeat. You need to play at least four days and only then you can judge fitness.”
The former player went on to say, “In the beginning of the tournament he bowled at 140-plus at various stages and then suddenly a minor injury stopped him from bowling at all. It’s definitely a concern. But if we look at his statement, he himself said that unless he has contributed fully as an all-rounder, he should not be considered available for selection. So, if If he wants to make a comeback, he can only do so by becoming a complete all-rounder.”