Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who is away from national team duty due to an injury, is back and running, all geared up to feature for Mumbai Indians in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 season.
The 25-year-old will be crucial for a team which is aiming to win a record fourth title. And it seems, despite just recovering from a back injury, the junior Pandya is full of confidence.
In the nets, his batting is doing the talking, so much so that he even attempted an unique shot. Taking to Twitter, he posted a video and asked his followers to guess who is inspiration is behind the shot.
The Twitterati didn't need even a second to realize Pandya tried to emulate his national teammate MS Dhoni and his world famous 'helicopter shot'
Pandya would be aiming to win his third IPL title since joining Mumbai Indians in 2015. He has been a regular for the team in each of the past four seasons. In total, he has played 50 matches, scoring 666 runs at a strike rate of 138.75 and taking 28 wickets at an economy of just over 9.
He had a breakthrough season with the bat in 2017, when Mumbai Indians won their third IPL title. In that edition, the all-rounder played 17 matches, scoring 250 runs at a strike rate of 156.25. With the ball, he enjoyed a stellar 2018 campaign, taking 18 wickets in 13 matches.