Mumbai Indians have just two matches left in the league stage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Mumbai Indians have played 12 matches in IPL. Hardik Pandya has not bowled in any of these matches. Team India has high hopes from Hardik Pandya in T20 World Cup. In such a situation, uncertainty about his fitness is increasing. 27-year-old Hardik Pandya has now given himself an update about his fitness. He said that he will bowl soon. I am trying my best.
Talking to Star Sports, Pandya said about his innings of 40 runs against Punjab Kings that scoring runs is important for his personal confidence. Runs are important especially when your team wins. We have to assess the wicket and mold ourselves accordingly. The plan should be simple and every ball has to be won. There is no other option but one thing is to play your best in these conditions.
Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene on Friday said that his team is not in a hurry to force Hardik Pandya to bowl in the Indian Premier League as he could be in trouble if it is done in the upcoming T20I. His performance in 20 World Cups can be affected. However, when the Indian team for the T20 World Cup was announced last month. Then chief selector Chetan Sharma had said that Hardik is fully fit and ready to fulfill his quota of overs.
In the first match played on Saturday, Mumbai Indians were defeated by Delhi Capitals by four wickets. IPL needs to win both the remaining games to reach the playoffs. Along with this, one has to hope that the results of other teams turn out in his favor. In the league stage, Mumbai will face Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday and then Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday.