New Delhi: Mumbai Indians, who have suffered two consecutive defeats in IPL 2021, are missing their biggest match winner Hardik Pandya. Now a big update has come out about Hardik Pandya’s fitness, from which his future in this season’s tournament can be guessed.
Big update on Hardik Pandya’s fitness
Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond said that Hardik Pandya is close to reaching full fitness and playing condition, but his franchise team will not be in a hurry to field him keeping in mind the needs of the Indian team.
Pandya has barely bowled
Hardik Pandya has barely bowled after a back operation last year. He did not play for two consecutive matches in the IPL, but Bond said that the all-rounder is practicing well and he may get an opportunity in the last matches of the tournament. Bond told reporters after the match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), ‘Hardik is also practicing well like Rohit. He is close to reaching the playing position. We are balancing the needs of our team with the needs of the Indian team.
Mumbai Indians facing continuous defeat
Mumbai Indians lost to KKR by 7 wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Thursday. Earlier, they had lost to Chennai Super Kings by 20 runs in their first match after the resumption of the tournament. Bond said, ‘The franchise is doing one thing very well. She is not only looking to win this tournament but she is also balancing the workload of her players keeping in mind the T20 World Cup that follows. He said, ‘We are hopeful that Hardik will return in the next match. Like I said earlier, he practiced well even today.
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