Hardik Pandya Shares His ODI Debut Moment, Pens Emotional Message
India's all-rounder Hardik Pandya recalled an emotional moment from three years ago when he was presented the ODI cap for Team India by World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev. Hardik Pandya made his ODI debut for India on 16 October 2016 against New Zealand. ever since Hardik Pandya's entry to the Indian side, his all-round abilities have taken the cricketing world by a storm on many occasions, often helping India with his explosive batting or with his impressive bowling or sometimes both together. Hardik Pandya took to Twitter to share an emotional moment from three years ago when he made his debut for
India and penned an emotional message along with a photo of him receiving the ODI cap from Kapil Dev. Hardik Pandya said that he realized that he had a dream to play for the country and that it was an honour for him to do so. The all-rounder also traced his journey with Team India ever since his debut as an emotional journey. Hardik Pandya is currently out of action and is recovering from a lower-back injury.
Hardik Pandya shares emotional throwback
Taking a moment to remember my ODI debut three years ago today ... what a memorable journey it's been so far with #TeamIndia. Every time I step onto the field, I realize a dream I had as a kid to play for my country.. there's no greater honour for me 🇮🇳❤ pic.twitter.com/myD4nwMLJL— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) October 16, 2019
Hardik Pandya's Surgery
Hardik Pandya successfully underwent surgery for his lower-back injury last week. The Indian all-rounder was injured during the Asia Cup in UAE last year. However, Hardik Pandya recovered in time to play the 12th season of Indian Premier League (IPL) and the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England. The injury once again resurfaced after India’s home T20I series against South Africa last month. Hardik Pandya travelled to London earlier this month with Team India physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar. The Baroda all-rounder is expected to stay out of cricketing action for a minimum of 12-16 weeks. He is likely to be declared match-fit before the thirteenth edition of IPL next year.
Hardik Pandya post World Cup 2019
Hardik Pandya got a much-deserved break after ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 where India had finished as the semi-finalists. He did not take part in India's successful Caribbean tour that had succeeded in the quadrennial event. Pandya made his comeback in the three-match T20I series against South Africa last month. Nonetheless, he could not make much of an impact as he could only manage two wickets and 14 runs in the two matches that he had played as the series was tied at 1-1 with one match being washed out. As per reports, the all-rounder will not be playing the away series against Bangladesh and it is still unknown about when he will make his comeback.