Hardik Pandya got a cut from the Test Cricket after he sustained an injury. He earlier was seemed as an all-rounder for the red-ball cricket for Team India, however, his test career is in doubt as he, now finds Test cricket as challenging.
Hardik Pandya made his test debut in 2017 and has got a shorter test career so far. He smashed 532 runs featuring himself in 11 test matches and also grabbed 18 test wickets.
Hardik Pandya finds Test Cricket as a challenge for him
The all-rounder was spotted playing Test against Australia in 2018-19 last time. He thinks that he knows the importance of shorter formats of cricket and mentioned while playing Tests, he always loses his energy for the shorter formats as he maintains his energy from T20Is and ODIs. After he has sustained a surgery for his injury, he thinks playing Test cricket will be a massive challenge for him and has prioritized the shorter formats of the game over red-ball cricket.
“I see myself as a back-up seamer for sure. After my back surgery, I don’t know, playing Test cricket right now will be a challenge,” the 26-year-old said. “If I was a Test player and didn’t have the game in white-ball cricket, I could go now and risk my back in Tests but I know my importance in white-ball cricket. It has happened that I played Tests and then didn’t do well in ODIs and T20s because my plus point is my energy,” he explained.
To be Dad soon cricket boy thought his career would be expired after he sustained an injury during Asia Cup 2018.
“I genuinely thought that my career is over because I’d never seen anyone being stretchered off. I was knocked out for 10 minutes, after that the pain never went down.
“What happens to me is that my body goes into recovery mode straight away… Asia Cup was anyway going to be my last series before being rested but then the injury happened,” he recalled.