Hardik Pandya has joined the pre-season camp of three-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians. He was ruled out of the limited overs series against Australia due to lower back stiffness. Hardik did “strength endurance training” on the first day of the camp.
Hardik had returned to action during the limited-overs series in New Zealand after his ban was lifted by the BCCI. The Indian all-rounder was lambasted for his sexist comments on Koffee With Karan.
He was thinking of playing some matches of the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy but his team Baroda didn’t qualify for the Super League.
Apart from Hardik and his brother, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Salam, Mitchell McClenaghan and Ishan Kishan have also joined the camp.
Mumbai Indians will open their IPL campaign against Delhi Capitals on March 24 at the Wankhede stadium.