New Delhi. Former fast bowler of the Indian cricket team and currently the head coach of Gujarat Titans Ashish Nehra (Ashish Nehra) all-rounder not bowling for some time Hardik Pandya Have come out in support of (Hardik Pandya). Nehra says that the new IPL franchise Gujarat Titans is very happy to have their captain in the new season as well as a batsman. At the same time, Nehra also believes that there is hardly any T20 team in the world where a player like Pandya is not made. In the 15th season of IPL, a total of 10 teams will take part instead of 8, which includes Lucknow Super Giants apart from Gujarat.
Gujarat Titans has roped in Hardik Pandya for Rs 15 crore. Pandya was not retained by Mumbai Indians before IPL 2022 Mega Auction. He has been playing for Mumbai Indians for many seasons. Hardik is unable to bowl continuously after undergoing back surgery. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see whether he bowls in the upcoming season of IPL or not. Fitness is the biggest problem for this all-rounder. Nehra, on the other hand, says that he is not too worried about Hardik’s fitness.
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According to ‘India Today’, Ashish Nehra said, ‘If he bowls, it is good. To be honest, we are very happy to have Hardik as a batsman. I don’t see any T20 team in the world, I’m not talking about IPL only, where Hardik doesn’t fit as a batsman. Whatever order he bats at, be it 4 or 5 or 6.’
Hardik Pandya last played in T20 World Cup
Hardik was added by Gujarat Titans as captain before the IPL players auction. This India all-rounder played his last international match in the T20 World Cup last year. After this Hardik was dropped from Team India to regain fitness. Hardik did not bowl for Mumbai in IPL 2021. In the T20 World Cup too, he bowled only 4 overs. This season Hardik was expected to play for Baroda in Ranji Trophy, but he will not play in this domestic tournament. Now he will play only in the IPL, which is expected to start at the end of March.
Bets played on local players
Nehra said, ‘Yes, there is always speculation about his bowling. If he can bowl for Gujarat Titans, that would be great. But yes, if he is fit to bat as well, I will be happy. Gujarat Titans have placed bets on several local players in the auction, including left arm spinner R Sai Kishore, Karnataka batsman Abhinav Manohar, off-spinner Jayant Yadav, Yash Dayal, Sai Sudarshan and all-rounder Vijay Shankar.
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