Hardik Pandya, Indian Bowler
Hardik Pandya (Image Credit: Twitter)

Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya continues to work hard on regaining match fitness and will return once he has had enough time to reflect on himself and his game.

The 27-year-old’s services are valuable to the team but his constant battle with injuries has forced the selectors to look at other options. Venkatesh Iyer is being looked at as a potential replacement in the middle-order.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya (Image Credit: Twitter)

You spend a lot of time away from your family and that eventually takes a toll on you. I wanted time off to reflect on myself understand which areas I need to work on and concentrate on improving those things. I am doing two sessions every day. I have always worked hard in silence and will continue to do so,” Hardik was quoted as saying by Economic Times.

“Staying in a bio-bubble is very tough” – Hardik Pandya

Hardik was also keen on ensuring he gets to spend time with his family outside bio-bubbles. Touring abroad would mean the cricketers have to follow strict protocols and doing so for weeks on end is hard for anybody.

Wanted Time Off To Reflect On Myself - Hardik Pandya Not Keen To Rush His Return

I have always rushed myself with my preparation keeping the team’s interest in mind. But this time I wanted some time off to prepare myself physically and mentally. I also wanted to take some time off for my family. We have spent a lot of time in bio bubbles, though everyone has tried to make us feel comfortable, staying in a bio bubble is very tough,” Hardik added.

Hardik has bagged himself a contract with Ahmedabad for a whopping INR 15 crores and will return to the IPL as a captain. Since the start of his IPL career, he has been playing for Mumbai Indians, which has finally let him go ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.

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