“When should I bowl or not…”: Hardik Pandya gives big update on his fitness status

“When should I bowl or not…”: Hardik Pandya gives big update on his fitness status


After bowing his back without any trouble, leading all-rounder Hardik Pandya said on Sunday, “My body is fine”, the kind of claim the Indian team management needed in the year of the T20 World Cup. Hardik, who was troubled by repeated back problems, hit a career-best 4/24 and then smashed a knock of 71 to help India beat England in the series-deciding third ODI. He made good use of the short ball and took three wickets with it.

Hardik said after his excellent effort, “I had to turn my back a bit, change my plans, realized it was not a full wicket – and go for the short-ball, using it as a wicket-taking delivery. Do it.” with a ball.

His wicket also included the wicket of Liam Livingstone, who was caught at deep backward square leg after failing to tackle a bouncer.

“I always like my bouncer. Livingstone likes to take short balls and it gives me goosebumps. He hit me for two sixes, but one wicket made a big difference.

“The body is fine, that’s why I’ve been bowling so much and without any trouble, the captain has been brilliant at managing my workload. The captain has been fantastic about when I should be bowling and when I shouldn’t, he’s handled me well, The star all-rounder, who has his eyes trained on the upcoming T20 showpiece in Australia, said.

On England being bowled out for more than four overs by India, he said, “The chase is all about intent, the wicket is too good to bat on. We will envision our chances to chase it. We must make sure That we don’t focus on the goal.” Skipper Jos Buttler hit 60 off 80 balls for England, but it was the flamboyant Gujarat all-rounder who dominated the first half of the match with his scintillating bowling, warning opponents ahead of the T20I. world Cup.

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Talking about India’s target, Rishabh Pant played an unbeaten innings of 125 runs and helped India win the match with five wickets and 47 balls to spare.

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