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After being injured in the Asia Cup 2018, he continued to suffer from injuries. He played the last T20 International match against South Africa in Bengaluru in September 2019.
- Pandya underwent back surgery last year, playing last T20 against South Africa in September last year.
- Hardik Pandya is a part of Mumbai Indians team, Mumbai Indians first match with Chennai Super Kings on 19 September
Mumbai Indians all-rounder player Hardik Pandya said that he is fully fit now. He is set to return to the IPL for his team Mumbai Indians. He said that I have known that I can do anything, but getting hurt is part of my game.
In a video released by Mumbai Indians, Pandya said that I have experienced in my life that injuries will always be with me. Nobody wants to get hurt, but I have accepted the fact that whatever I do, getting hurt is part of it. Injuries have always inspired me to move forward.
After being injured in the Asia Cup 2018, he continued to suffer from injuries. In the end, he had to undergo a back injury operation. He got his back operated last year. He played the last T20 International match against South Africa in Bengaluru in September 2019. At the same time, this all-rounder played the last one-day against New Zealand in the World Cup in July last year.
Focus on fitness during lockdown
Padya said, I and Krunal got the benefit of having a gym at my house. That is why both of us were able to focus on our fitness. I always believe that the more fit you are, the more technically strong you are.
He said that you easily align with those things which you had not seen or thought before. If you go one step ahead in terms of fitness, then many new great moments are waiting for you.
Hard work gives confidence
Hardik further said that he is fully fit mentally as well and for this reason he is focusing on doing consistently well for the team in IPL. Hardik said, I was fortunate that after recovering from injury, I got a chance to play in the DY Patil tournament.
He said that as a player, when your hard work pays off, you get a lot of confidence. The way I am hitting the ball today, after that just need to go to the ground and spend some time on the pitch. After that everything will be good.