The journey of Mumbai Indians in the second phase of IPL 2021 has not been good so far. In both the matches played in the UAE, the team led by Rohit Sharma has to face defeat. Meanwhile, the biggest question Is Will Hardik Pandya play against RCB. Star player Hardik Pandya’s fitness remains a problem. Mumbai Indians’ Director of Cricket Operations Zaheer Khan expressed hope that Hardik Pandya will be able to feature in the team’s next match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Will Hardik Pandya play against RCB? Is the biggest question from Mumbai Indians fans. Indian star all-rounder Hardik Pandya hasn’t played a single match in the UAE leg. Mumbai head coach Mahela Jayawardene had earlier said that the all-rounder was swallowed up due to which he has been rested as a precaution. However, according to Zaheer Khan, Hardik has started training, and he is fully expected to be available for selection in MI’s upcoming match against RCB on Sunday, September 26.
In a press conference, Zaheer said that he is optimistic about Hardik’s availability and the team management will take a decision after the practice session. Zaheer Khan said about Hardik, “Right now our team’s practice session is going on and only after that we will be sure whether Hardik will play tomorrow’s match or not. However, he has improved and is looking good in the nets. He (Hardik) has started practicing. So we hope he remains fit and available.
The former veteran bowler praised Hardik Pandya and said that he is one of the most important players of Mumbai Indians. Zaheer said that he is such a player who has the ability to change the game in any situation.
Let us tell you that the start of the defending champions in the UAE leg of IPL 2021 has not gone well. They failed to chase down an easy target of 150 against CSK, after which KKR also thrashed Mumbai Indians badly.