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A BCCI source claims that Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya will not be considered for the upcoming Test matches.
Hardik Pandya Excluded from Test Format
Hours after announcing the India squad for the WTC finals and England Tour of India the exclusion of Hardik Pandya in the squad raises the eyebrow of many cricket experts.
Regarding this “A BCCI source said Hardik Pandya is still not in a position to bowl. The experiment of selectors to keep him during the England Test series and prepare him with bowling workload has failed miserably. He’ll henceforth not be considered for Test cricket. (To PTI).”
Hardik Pandya played his last Test in Southampton in 2018 against England.
A BCCI source said Hardik Pandya is still not in a position to bowl. The experiment of selectors to keep him during England Test series and prepare him with bowling workload has failed miserably. He’ll henceforth not be considered for Test cricket. (To PTI).
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 8, 2021
Aakash Chopra’s view on Hardik Pandya’s exclusion
While sharing his views on the selected team in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra pointed out Hardik Pandya’s exclusion implies he will not be seen in the longest version of the game anytime in the near future.
Hardik Pandya Injured in 2018 Asia Cup
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya was carried off on a stretcher after an injury during the Asia Cup 2018 clash against Pakistan. The incident took place while he was bowling where he missed his footing in his follow-through. Hardik Pandya appeared to have slipped and suffered the injury.
Hardik underwent a successful surgery for an acute lower-back injury, which keeps him out of action for at least four months.
The all-rounder on his part posted a message on his Instagram account. “Surgery done successfully. Extremely grateful to everyone for your wishes. Will be back in no time! Till then miss me,” Hardik posted a message with a picture on his Instagram account on Saturday.