Hardik Pandya will be back in action for the upcoming T20I home series against South Africa starting from September 15. Pandya was rested from the recently concluded West Indies tour and where India had a successful outing as they whitewashed the Caribbeans in all the formats (3-0 in T20Is, 2-0 in ODI's and 3-0 in Tests). Team India not only retained the top spot in Tests but also started their ICC World Test Championship on a high as they registered comprehensive wins by margins of 318 and 257 runs respectively. India are now at the summit of the World Test Championship table with 120 points. It seems that Hardik Pandya is fit and raring to go after a much-deserved break as he was seen sweating it out in the nets.
The Pandya brothers have been training together for quite some time now as they have frequently taken to social media to post moments from their sessions. Earlier, Hardik had taken to post a sequence of his explosive batting in the nets, and this time he posted a video of the duo training - Hardik smashing the ball out of the park as Krunal bowls to him. The all-rounder is also seen smashing one delivery that almost knocked Krunal's head off. Hardik Pandya took to Twitter to post the video of the training session. Here's the video:
Hardik Pandya had a long break after India's heartbreaking World Cup semi-final exit. But now, he is back in business as he had not only hit the nets but was also seen sweating in the nets as the 25-year-old was preparing for the upcoming T20I series against South Africa where he has been named in the squad and India will be hoping for some incredible performances from the youngster with the bat, ball and on the field. A video of Hardik Pandya was posted where he is seen batting aggressively in the nets. At the same time, the all-rounder can also be seen Mahendra Singh Dhoni's signature helicopter shot. The video of this net session was posted by Hardik Pandya on social media where he wrote that his solid session in the nets had started and that he could not wait to join up with the boys.
Hardik Pandya had last played for India in the semi-final of World Cup 2019 against New Zealand where he had lost his wicket after he was well-set in the middle as India were reduced to 92/6 in their run-chase of 240. During his break, Hardik was seen synchronizing the tunes of the famous Tamil song 'Why This Kolaveri Di?' along with elder brother Krunal Pandya. Hardik and Krunal were then seen driving a Lamborghini Huracan Evo in Mumbai. The all-rounder also congratulated his teammates on completing a series sweep during the tour of the West Indies.