New Delhi: Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is struggling with his fitness these days and is working hard at the National Cricket Academy to achieve that. Due to his fitness, he is away from the Indian team, but a news has come out which is very good for him. It is being told that he can become the captain of the new franchise Ahmedabad for IPL 2022.
In fact, a source told Times Now that Hardik Pandya will be the captain of the Ahmedabad franchise in the next season of IPL. Before the auction for IPL 2022, two new teams included in the IPL, Ahmedabad and Lucknow can choose three players each from the players’ draft.
Hardik Pandya was earlier playing for Mumbai Indians, but Mumbai did not retain Hardik Pandya for the next season. Hardik Pandya’s performance was nothing special in IPL 2021 and he has not been able to bowl since his back surgery.
Hardik Pandya’s performance has made a big difference since the back surgery and he is bowling negligibly. He was included in the Indian team in the T20 World Cup 2021, but was seen struggling with fitness. After this he was dropped from the Indian team and sent to the NCA to regain fitness.
Due to his fitness, Hardik Pandya has missed the home cricket series against New Zealand, followed by the tour of South Africa. However, for how long he is fit, all eyes are on him. Talking about Hardik Pandya’s IPL career, he has scored 1068 runs in 66 matches played so far while he has taken 42 wickets in so many matches.