Swashbuckling India all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Tuesday mentioned he’s “heading back home”, two days after elevating hopes of extending his keep in Australia for the upcoming Test sequence following his unimaginable outing within the limited-overs leg. Coming off a again surgical procedure and but to begin bowling regularly, Pandya’s displaying within the just-concluded restricted overs leg of the tour gave rise to hopes that he may be thought-about for Test choice. And these beliefs had been strengthened when the all-rounder, after his match-winning effort on Sunday, mentioned he would not thoughts staying again if the group administration needs. However, two days later, he confirmed that he’s going again to India.
“I think I should head back home and spend some quality time with my family. I haven’t seen my child for four months, so I’d like to spend some time with family right now,” Pandya mentioned after the third and last T20 International in opposition to Australia.
“Maybe in the future. I don’t know, maybe,” he added when requested about his Test comeback.
Earlier, requested if he aspired to remain again for the Test sequence beginning December 17, Pandya had mentioned, “It’s a different ball game, I think I need to be, I mean I don’t mind but at the end of the day, the call is on the management.”
In the corporate of his skipper Virat Kohli, Pandya once more threatened to take India house however Australia held nerves to complete with a comfort win after conceding the sequence within the second recreation on Sunday. For the sheer impression he made along with his astonishing hitting, Pandya was named the Man of the Series.
“I’m quite pleased, and wouldn’t mind getting the Man of the Series award, but it was a team effort.
“We all determined after the second ODI that we’ll deal with this as a four-match sequence now and we had been hoping that we might win three three of 4 and that is what we obtained, so pleased with that,” Pandya said.
India lost the ODI rubber 1-2 after going down in the first two matches but fought back brilliantly to claim the T20I series with wins in the first and second game respectively.
Pandya underwent a again surgical procedure in October final 12 months within the UK. His decrease again had troubled him because the Test sequence in England in 2018. The surgical procedure stored him out of motion for nearly a 12 months, with the all-rounder final taking part in a T20 International in opposition to South Africa at house in September 2019.
He missed the Tests in opposition to the identical opposition after that, the house sequence in opposition to Bangladesh and West Indies, a T20I sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka and ODIs in opposition to Australia at house, and the complete tour of New Zealand earlier this 12 months.
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