Hardik problems……….. Indian cricketer, Hardik Pandya, recently addressed the intricacies of managing his bowling workload as India gears up for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup later this year.
Pandya expresses confidence in his body’s ability to handle an increased bowling workload, but he remains cautious in the lead-up to the World Cup.
Presently, India is involved in a three-match ODI series against the West Indies, which is currently tied at 1-1. Hardik, however, has not completed his full bowling quota of 10 overs in either of the two matches played so far.
During the first match, he bowled three overs, and in the second, where he captained in Rohit Sharma’s absence, he bowled 6.4 overs, totaling 9.4 overs across both games.
Despite his limited participation in bowling, Hardik reassures everyone that there is no need to be concerned about any minor injuries or his fitness. He affirms, “My body is in fine form. I intend to bowl more overs and increase my workload ahead of the World Cup.”
In a metaphoric sense, he compares his current state to that of a turtle, rather than a rabbit, hoping that everything will align perfectly by the time the World Cup arrives.
After a comprehensive victory in the first ODI against the West Indies in Barbados, the Indian team faced defeat in the second match at the same venue as the hosts staged a valiant comeback.
In the game, India was bowled out for 181, and the West Indies surpassed the target with six wickets still remaining in 36.4 overs.
The deciding match is scheduled in Trinidad on Tuesday, and Pandya is eagerly looking forward to the challenge.
To be really honest, the fact that the teams are tied 1-1 going into the third game makes it more difficult and exciting. Both teams will be tested, and both players and spectators can expect a thrilling match,” he continued.
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