New Delhi. In the Indian Premier League 2021 (IPL 2021), Hardik Pandya finally lost his bat. He scored an unbeaten 40 against Punjab Kings to give victory to Mumbai Indians. In the match played in Abu Dhabi, this innings of Hardik Pandya gave Mumbai its first victory of the second phase and now it has reached fifth place in the points table. Although people are still worried about his bowling. Actually Hardik Pandya is not bowling in IPL 2021. Since the back surgery, Pandya has been bowling overs only when needed. In such a situation, now the question has started to arise that will Hardik Pandya not bowl in the T20 World Cup? Has Pandya got a chance in the T20 squad as a specialist batsman? By the way, if this is so, then Virender Sehwag does not see any problem in this.
Virender Sehwag said that he will also keep Hardik Pandya in the T20 team as a batsman. Because he is a match-winning player on his own. Sehwag cricbuzz Said in a special conversation with, ‘Hardik Pandya alone can win the match. He is the first batsman and bowling is his bonus. Even if he doesn’t bowl, he will win you matches the day he goes. I will definitely keep such a player in my team.
Ajay Jadeja also in favor of Hardik Pandya
Former cricketer Ajay Jadeja also talked about giving Hardik Pandya a chance as a batsman in the T20 World Cup. Jadeja said that he sees Pandya only as a batsman. Jadeja said, ‘Even though Pandya has taken five wickets in the innings in Test, but I still do not consider him a bowler. I think Pandya should be sent to bat higher than No. 6-7. He puts the opposing team on the back foot as soon as they land on the crease.
Let us tell you that Hardik Pandya has scored only 95 runs in 9 matches played in this season of IPL 2021. Not only this, he was also a flop in three innings played in Sri Lanka tour. In the ODI series, Hardik Pandya was dismissed for 0 and 19. At the same time, he scored only 10 runs in a T20 match.