All-rounder Hardik Pandya has missed both the games for the Mumbai Indians in the UAE leg of the IPL. It was revealed that Hardik had suffered an injury during the team’s practice session. Mumbai Indians Director of Cricket Operations Zaheer Khan has opened up on Pandya’s availability for the next match against RCB.
Hardik Pandya is one of the best players in the shortest format of the game and he comes in handy with both the bat and ball. He was not in the form in the first leg of the league but a lot is expected from him in the ongoing matches.
Mumbai Indians have lost to Chennai Super and Kolkata Knight Riders. “Well, we have a practice session lined up today and we will see how it goes, and then we will take a call.
“He has started practicing, that is what I can share with you guys, we hope that he will be fit and fine available for the clash against RCB,” said Zaheer during a virtual pre-match press conference.
When Zaheer Khan was asked about Kieron Pollard’s burden in the death overs, he said: “Well, he is happy to do too much. He is that kind of a player and he wants to take that responsibility. The power he brings in the matches is the game-changing ability he brings to the table. I do not want to get into how the games have gone, it is about looking ahead. So, we have to accept what has happened and then look ahead, the focus is on how we can bring out the best in us in the remaining games,” Zaheer Khan added.