Hardik Pandya The bat was on fire against South Africa as the GT skipper smashed 31 off 12 balls to take India to a total of 211.
BCCI put together an interview with Hardik Pandya, where the Baroda all-rounder talks about his return, the process he followed, and more. To begin with, Pandya talked about the feelings behind his return to India.
It is important to do good for the country. Emotionally, I was quite fine. It was more about the battle I won against myself. win IPL It was good, but qualifying was also a big deal for me. Many people doubted us before we started, and many things were said about me as well.
Pandya said it was never about hitting back at critics, but about the process he followed religiously.
But it was never about answering them, it was about the process I followed in the 6 months I was off. I woke up at 5 am and gave myself enough rest so that I could train again at 4 pm. I slept them at 9:30, so a lot of sacrifices were made. But for me, this was the fight that I had before playing in the IPL. That’s why I don’t get excited because it’s not about that particular moment, but the journey that comes with it.
Pandya further said that while the World Cup is the main objective, the SA series also provides a good opportunity for him to express himself. He also said that in this series, he will not get a chance to bat higher up the order, and it will be more about what Hardik is known for.
Obviously, the World Cup is the goal. This series is a great opportunity for me to express myself. I won’t bat up the order, it will be more about what Hardik is known for