IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya says ‘Injuries always kept me motivated’
Mumbai Indians player Hardik Pandya talks about his fitness and injury that drifted him away from cricket. He is pretty confident and is looking forward to IPL 2020.
Ahead of the MI-CSK opening match on September 19, Mumbai Indians (MI) shared a video clip of their all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who is acing up after his back injury. This Indian power hitter, who was out for months of cricket, had to undergo surgery due to the back injury and make a comeback.
In the short video, posted on Mumbai Indians (MI) official Twitter account, Pandya is looking in a positive frame of mind, despite his struggling days. He reiterates how injuries have been his constant companion and tells about his fitness regime.
“In my life, I have realized one thing that injuries would be with me. No one wants to get injured, but I accept the fact that what I do, injuries will be a part,” Pandya said.
“Injuries have always kept me going, always kept me motivated, actually taught me how much I have to put in hard yards and the hard work has always increased, never decreased,” he further added.
The 26-year-old still feels that it doesn’t matter for how long has one been out of the game, but what matters in a worthy comeback.
Sharing his fitness session during quarantine with his elder brother Krunal Pandya, the former added “Luckily, me and Krunal had the privilege of having a gym at home, so because of that portion, we were able to focus on our fitness, which I have always believed that if you become much fitter than what you are previously, I think you can increase your skill level and adapt to lots of things which you have never seen before.”
He feels that if one goes one step ahead in your fitness, there are many more magical moments in your life waiting for you.
Talking about his current feels, the former added “Luckily, I got one tournament, which was DY Patil, which I played for Reliance. As a player, it gave me immense confidence to implement the hard work I have done over a period of time. The way I am hitting the ball right now, the shape and mental space I am in, it is just a matter of time that I go and spend some time on the ground and I think things will come out pretty well.”
With high hopes of performance, Pandya highlighted, “IPL is something I have really enjoyed and I would like to make a comeback very strong. Just looking forward to it.”