Star Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is planning to gain full fitness and give his best during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, which will be played in Australia.
The Baroda all-rounder has been out of action for quite some time now, having played his last game against Namibia in Dubai during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
Meanwhile, Hardik, who has been struggling with a lot of fitness issues lately, has said that he has taken some time off from cricket to prepare for the upcoming World Cup event.
“Yes, my goal has been when I started as a cricketer I always prepared one year before. For World Cup my journey when the last world cup was finished me taking off from the sport was to prepare for the world cup which is coming now and playing for India has been a dream and will always be my dream. No matter how many games or how many years I play for.
“I will always cherish and I will always respect that feeling. That feeling I mean is very difficult to explain but my plan is to make sure that I give my best during the World Cup,” said Hardik Pandya while speaking to ANI.
I have always worked hard to play as an all-rounder which I will always do – Hardik Pandya
The 28-year-old Hardik said that he has always worked hard to play as an all-rounder in the team and he will continue to do that. He added that the break he took from cricket was an important one for him.
“It is a surprise but the plan is yes. I have always worked hard to play as an all-rounder which I will always do. This break which I got was very important for me as a cricketer and as a person as well because staying away from your family in a bio-bubble, things get difficult as well.”
“For me when I got this opportunity it kind of gave me time to reflect on a lot of things which I am doing right now and practice wise I have always believed in working hard which I always do and that never stops.
“I have always learnt one thing in my life where hard work never gets wasted no matter where. I might work hard for it I might not get a result here but I might get somewhere else. You do get a fair share of hard work,” he added.
Hardik Pandya has been picked by the new Ahmedabad franchise ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction, which will take place on February 12 & 13, and he is set to lead the team in the cash-rich league.
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