Ravi Shastri, Hardik Pandya

Former Indian men’s cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri called the Indian Premier League (IPL) as one of the greatest physios in the world.

Many international star players like Hardik Pandya and Anrich Nortje last played for their respective countries during the ICC T20I World Cup 2021 in November last year.

Both Hardik and Nortje had suffered various injuries after the T20 World Cup and were out of complete action for more than four months.

Hardik Pandya declared fit to play for IPL 2022

Hardik got the clearance from NCA to play in the IPL 2022 after the Indian all-rounder passed the Yo-Yo Test. Hardik will lead the new IPL team Gujarat Titans in its first season in the cash-rich league.

Hardik Pandya at GT jersey launch. Photo- Twitter
Hardik Pandya at GT jersey launch. Photo- Twitter

Just like Hardik, Nortje also missed international matches for the Proteas in the last four months as he persistently suffered from a hip injury.

According to a report by Cricbuzz, a Delhi Capitals official said that the South Africa pacer will be available to play from the team’s third match, which is against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on April 7 at the Dr DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.

Anrich Nortje
Anrich Nortje (Image Credit: Twitter)

Before the IPL auction everyone wants to get fit: Ravi Shastri

Many players ensure they keep their fitness at the utmost level to avoid any kind of injury.

Ravi Shastri, in a hilarious manner, said that every player wants to get fit during the IPL in order to play for their respective IPL teams.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri. (Credits: Twitter)

“IPL is one of the greatest leagues in the world, and it’s also one of the greatest physios in the world, because, before the IPL auction everyone wants to get fit, because everyone wants to play in the IPL,” Shastri said during a press conference organised by Star Sports.

Shastri will be part of the Hindi commentary panel with the likes of Irfan Pathan, Aakash Chopra, Suresh Raina and Gautam Gambhir.

The IPL 2022 will begin on March 26 with MS Dhoni-led CSK will lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the opening game of the tournament.

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