All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who is out of Team India after a poor performance in the T20 World Cup 2021, is rumored to be retiring. According to media reports, Hardik Pandya is suffering from a back injury and may leave a format of cricket to sustain his cricketing career. According to reports, Hardik is considering retiring from the Test format.
According to a report in Inside Sport, BCCI officials have said that Hardik Pandya is battling an injury and is considering retiring from the Tests, but has not yet officially informed the board. Hardik Pandya is not yet part of Team India’s Test plan. However, his retirement will be a major setback for Team India and the team will have to find its backup as soon as possible.
According to BCCI sources, Hardik may bid farewell to the Tests to play in ODI and T20 cricket. Hardik suffered a back injury in 2019, after which he underwent surgery. Since then, Hardik has not been able to bowl like before, so he has to bear the brunt.
Hardik has suffered a lot due to the injury. He can’t bowl like before and his performance in IPL 2021 and T20 World Cup has deteriorated. In the last one year, Hardik has bowled a total of 46 overs in ODIs and T20s, but his bowling is not as strong. That is why Hardik is out of the team.
Hardik is currently working on his fitness and according to reports he will not be playing Vijay Hazare Trophy. There is very little time left for Hardik as Team India wants to play T20 and ODI World Cup in the next two years. If Hardik is not fit, he and Team India could suffer huge losses.