MSK Prasad Happy With Hardik Pandya's Return in DY Patil T20 Cup 2020

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MSK Prasad Happy With Hardik Pandya’s Return in DY Patil T20 Cup 2020 

MSK Prasad Happy With Hardik Pandya’s Return in DY Patil T20 Cup 2020
Hardik Pandya. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

India’s crucial player Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, and Hardik Pandya, who recently recovered from the injury, had an impressive outing in the ongoing 16th edition of the DY Patil T20 Cup 2020. Especially, the all-rounder Pandya was the best among the trio, playing for Reliance 1 in the tournament.

Coming to bat at No. 4, Pandya led his team to a respective total of 150 runs against the Bank of Baroda. Hardik smashed 38 off 25 balls that included four sixes and as many fours in his innings.

All of Pandya’s maximums came off Varun Sood’s bowling. His confidence with the bat showed that he is ready to make a comeback in the national team. Not only he amazed with his bat but he equally contributed with the ball.

Pandya picked up three wickets to dismantle Bank of Baroda team while chasing the target as Reliance 1 went on to register the convincing victory. Apart from Pandya, India’s leg-spinner Rahul Chahar was impressive with the ball. He bagged five wickets as Bank of Baroda were bowled out for 125.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

On the other hand, pacer Bhuvneshwar bowled a sharp spell of 3-0-14-0, while earlier Dhawan scored 14.

MSK Prasad on Hardik Pandya’s comeback:

BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad was in attendance and seemed impressed with the Pandya’s performance.

“All three looked in good shape and it was good to see Hardik steaming in,” Prasad said.

Pandya is out of the Indian team for the past eight months. He suffered from the lower back injury and went under surgery in the UK. Following which he has been rehabilitating at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.

Hardik Pandya, India, DY Patil T20 Cup
Photo Credit: Getty Images.

His performance in the DY Patil T20 Cup 2020 has assured that he is ready to be in the field with the Indian team.

So, It will be interesting to see whether selectors pick him up for the South Africa ODI series which will begin from 12th March or not.

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