After a period of struggle in the 2019 to 2022 window, the Indian cricket team all-rounder Hardik Pandya is now back to his best and is also leading the team in the T20 format of the game.
Hardik Pandya faced quite a lot of injury and form issue during the year 2019 and 2022 window. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) even started looking for a backup in Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)’s Venkatesh Iyer.
However, Hardik Pandya produced a brilliant comeback in IPL 2022, leading the new franchise Gujarat Titans to the IPL 2022 title in their inaugural season in the competition.
He is once again become an important member of the Indian cricket team. He is now consistently playing ODI cricket and is leading the T20I side.
However, he has been long dropped from the Test team and has not featured in the Test squad for long. Recently, his comment about his comeback to Test squad that created a ripple among the fans.
In an interview, Hardik Pandya said that he will come back to the Test side whenever he feels he is ready to play. Twitter questioned how can Hardik say so as it should be the selectors who will decide whether Hardik will play for India in Test.
Hardik Pandya said, "I'll come back to Test cricket when I feel it's the right time to play".— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 3, 2023
He is behaving like he is the BCCI president and can join test team whenever he wants 😭😭🤡— DIO (@thebasedguy028) February 3, 2023
This is giving me "Yeh Gaao Mera hai aur Main is Gaao ka Jaykaant Shikre" vibes 🙂— Krishnan (@krakinkrish) February 3, 2023
Hope he knows he was dropped from tests 🙂
Bc ODI mein 6 overs daal nhi pata hai aur test cricket khelne chala… Overconfident ka choda— Evil Ayush 😈 (@AyushSarcastic) February 3, 2023
I guess Hardik is getting a bit arrogant. I needs to be a bit careful in what he says.He can't decide whether he will play Test or not— Sanket_Kumar_Sahu (@SanketDon19991) February 3, 2023
Oh..I thought its upto the selectors and players performances…I didn't know its a wishful thing to play or not😃🤔— Monalisha (@monahpcic) February 3, 2023
One shouldn’t forget there is a selection committee which selects players for test- a player cannot decide that— Anand Fadnis (@AFadnis) February 3, 2023
Who does he think he is? Even for temporary basis, giving captaincy to this egoistic man was the worst thing BCCI could have ever done. https://t.co/Y4LRkJmFiq— Marshad (@BeardedMagician) February 3, 2023