New Delhi: With only a few days to go before the T20 World Cup begins, Team India is also scheduled to decide the names of its 15 players by October 15. But amidst all this, all-rounder Hardik Pandya's fitness remains a matter of concern. Hardik Pandya did not bowl throughout IPL 2021. In that case, if another player is replaced, who will he be? On this question, former cricketer Akash Chopra has suggested the name of a player on his behalf.
Akash Chopra has said on his YouTube channel that he will not be surprised if Shardul Thakur is included in the team in place of Hardik Pandya. Akash further said that for Hardik Pandya the final XI is so far away, it is difficult to make it to even 15 members. Hardik was seen as the fourth fast bowler but is not bowling at all. Chopra said Hardik Pandya was a big player for you 6 months ago today, but now that he is not bowling, it will be a big blow for him and the team.
Mentions that Hardik Pandya was injured before IPL 2021 started when he returned to the field, since which he has not been bowling. Everyone expected him to bowl in the second leg of IPL 2021, but it didn't happen. That's why team management concerns have increased.