ICC T20 World Cup 2022: "Cricketers Like Hardik Pandya Come Once In Many Years"- Kieron Pollard

Updated - 08 Oct 2022, 06:11 PM

Hardik Pandya
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The re-emergence of Hardik Pandya has been quite a saga, with the all-rounder putting up stellar displays since the comeback. Pandya announced his return in style, leading Gujarat Titans to the Indian Premier League title in his very first season as captain. The 28-year-old had also led the Men in Blue in a two-T20I series against Ireland and is also a part of the squad for the T20 World Cup, slated to begin on October 16.

As Pandya made a prolific comeback to the Indian team, his former Mumbai Indians teammate Kieron Pollard spoke highly about the all-rounder.

Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya
Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya (Image Credit: Twitter)

Hardik Pandya is getting the reward of his hard work; reckons Kieron Pollard

Pollard told journalist Vimal Kumar in a video posted on the latter’s YouTube channel, “Hardik is work in progress. He was going through a rough time in the last couple of months. Again, we have seen the rewards of his hard work,”

Hardik Pandya (Image Credits: Getty Images)
Hardik Pandya (Image Credits: Getty Images)

“I know him for a couple of years and I understand how he thinks and operates. It’s not surprising for me what he did in international cricket and for the Gujarat Titans,” he added.

Kieron Pollard warns fans that Hardik Pandya should not be burdened by pressure and expectations

Pollard also stated that cricketers like Hardik Pandya come “once in many years,” but insisted that the fans and experts should let him enjoy his game and not burden him with expectations.

“All I want is the best for him on the cricket field. Let’s just enjoy him. We tend to put them up on pedestal, and the moment they don’t deliver, we drag them down,” Pollard said.

Hardik Pandya (Image Credits: Getty Images)
Hardik Pandya (Image Credits: Getty Images)

“He’s a brilliant cricketer. Cricketers like him come once in so many years. So again, I only wish him good luck.”

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