Prior to the ODI World Cup, Hardik Pandya commented on his bowling workload, saying “I am Being a Turtle Right Now, Not The Rabbit”

There have been questions over whether Hardik Pandya would be the same bowler as before and if his body can sustain the effort given that he is a pacer ever since he had back surgery in 2019. Pandya’s talent in every area makes it crucial from the perspective of an Indian squad that he is completely healthy and prepared to contribute with the ball and the bat.

He gradually increased his effort as far as his bowling was concerned over time and continued to show progress.

Pandya, however, is taking his time and, in his own words, is “behaving like a turtle” right now in the hopes that by the start of the 2023 ODI World Cup, his body will be ready to withstand the strain of consistently bowling 10 overs.

“My body is in good shape, but I still need to bowl more overs to prepare for the ODI World Cup. In answer to a question on his fitness during the second One-Day International between India and the West Indies, Pandya stated, “I am being the turtle right now, not the rabbit, and hope by the time world cup comes, everything goes well.

When Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were rested for the second game of the series, Pandya led India as the visitors tested their depth on the bench. The plan failed as India was skittled for a meager score and ultimately lost the game.

Pandya said, “We didn’t bat in the manner we were expected to. “I don’t believe it was like the first game, but Wickets played very well. The ball came wonderfully on the bat, and they did much better in the second innings. Except for Shubman Gill, everyone just played their shots, either getting out or finding the fielders.

Yes, he said, “disappointing, but there’s still a lot to learn.”

Ishan Kishan (55) and Shubman Gill (34), India’s youthful opening pair, got off to a strong start. They fell from 90/0 to 113/5 before being dismissed for 181 runs.

“It’s crucial for Indian cricket as well that they opened and batted consistently, especially Kishan, who has been playing with confidence ever since the IPL. The entry of (Shardul) Thakur preserved our optimism. Unfortunately, (Shai) Hope batted well; they maintained composure and scored, according to Pandya.

West Indies forced a final by tying the three-match series at one apiece.

You would like the series to be balanced since it serves to reveal the personalities of the participants. Both of us and them will be challenged. The next game would be thrilling for both the players and the audience, according to Pandya.


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