Rohit Sharma says “He hasn’t bowled a single ball yet” in IPL 2021. Hardik Pandya of Mumbai Indians was an all-around flop in IPL 2021. Captain Rohit Sharma revealed that he hasn’t started bowling yet. Also, expressed disappointment at his failed batting displays. Mumbai must surely have been rendered disappointed with Hardik’s performance this season. While Indian cricket fans would have their fingers crossed with the T20 World Cup. Also, starting in a week’s time.
But Rohit Sharma made it clear that Hardik Pandya hasn’t recovered from his injury. They may be a niggle or his chronic back issue and hasn’t bowled a single ball yet, not even in practice. He last bowled two overs in a T20I against Sri Lanka, back on July 25.
“In terms of his bowling, he [Hardik] hasn’t bowled yet. So the physios, the trainers, the medical team is working on his bowling. As of now, all I know is, he hasn’t bowled a single ball yet. But we wanted to take one game at a time and see where he stands.
“He didn’t bowl today as well, but he’s getting better day by day. So in the next week or so, he might be able to bowl only the doctors or the physios will be able to give an update on that,” Rohit said.
Mumbai Indians comfortably beat the SunRisers Hyderabad by 42 runs tonight. But the margin wasn’t enough to seal a playoffs berth. The Kolkata Knight Riders on 14 points, secured the final spot owing. Also, to a superior net run-rate, +0.587 to MI’s +0.116.
Hardik Pandya’s lean fix cleared out an expanding gap in MI’s middle-order. Which set back their finishing in almost every innings. Rohit Sharma recognized it was a disappointing season for Hardik. Whereas making an issue around his capacity to turn things around quickly.
“As far as Hardik’s batting is concerned, yes he will be a little disappointed. But he’s a quality player, there’s no doubt about that, and he has come back from tough situations before as well. Personally, for him, he will not be happy with his batting. But again, the team has confidence in his ability, I personally have confidence in his ability.