Hardik Pandya successfully underwent surgery for his lower-back injury last Saturday. The Indian all-rounder picked up this injury 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. 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.
Baby steps .. but my road to full fitness begins here and now 💪 Thank you to everyone for their support and wishes, it means a lot 🙏 pic.twitter.com/shjo78uyr9— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) October 8, 2019
The star player took to Instagram and Twitter to post a message for his fans. He thanked his fans on social media for all their support and wishes. The Mumbai Indians player also mentioned that his journey towards full recovery has begun and he is keenly waiting to step back into the cricket field. Hardik Pandya last played an international game for India against South Africa for the deciding T20I of the 3-match series. Team India lost that match by 9 wickets to finish the series 1-1.
Surgery done successfully 🥳— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) October 5, 2019
Extremely grateful to everyone for your wishes ❣️ Will be back in no time! Till then miss me 😉 pic.twitter.com/XrsB8bWQ35
The all-rounder was forced to skip the Test series against South Africa at home. The player was also rested for India’s tour of West Indies which immediately followed the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. He also looks all set to miss out on the upcoming home series against Bangladesh and West Indies. Hardik, however, will be eyeing a comeback to the national side when Team India tours New Zealand next year for 3-ODIs, 2 Test matches and 5 T20Is.