Indian all-rounder, Hardik Pandya, who has been not with the Indian team for nearly 10 months was given the ODI cap 20 minutes before the beginning of the game. He was ready for the game and was all set spot on. Dhoni demonstrated confidence in him and gave over the new ball to him.

In the wake of having a few wounds, I took a choice to go for a medical procedure in October

Hardik Pandya

Frankly, at this moment I feel awesome. We are working appropriately. After the medical procedure, it is difficult, so we are attempting to ensure that we cover every one of the regions. Yet, everything said and done, wounds aren’t something you can control. I have seen this subsequent to playing for 4-5 years that regardless of whether I don’t wish to get harmed and avoid potential risk, wounds are something which is a vital part of a sportsperson’s life. You can’t state I won’t get harmed and need to take it how it comes. So at the present time, I am trying to return solid,” he grinned.

Inquired as to whether he is thankful that he didn’t defer the medical procedure as that could have seen him fail to catch the plane to Australia, Hardik stated: “100 percent! We chose to do the medical procedure now since we saw the future and thought this is the ideal time. I could have done the medical procedure a month later, however it would not have helped me at all. I was feeling the difference in my back and couldn’t take it.

“We thought this was the right time in light of the fact that regardless of whether I take four months, I will be returning before the New Zealand series, mid-way really. That was the arrangement that I play some international games, the IPL and afterward the World T20. The greatest concern was the World T20.


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