Hardik Pandya injury update: Team India (261/3 in 41.3 overs) defeated Bangladesh (all out for 256 in 50 overs) by seven wickets in IND vs BAN ODI World Cup 2023 match on Thursday (October 19) at Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. The Men in Blue, following their win over Bangladesh in Pune, are in the second spot in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Points Table with four wins in four matches, accumulating a total of eight points. New Zealand, who are yet to lose a match in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 tournament, leads the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Points Table due to a superior net run rate. Bangladesh, with just one win from three matches, is currently in the seventh spot among all 10 teams.
Rohit Sharma shares update on Hardik Pandya’s leg injury ahead of India vs New Zealand ODI World Cup 2023 match
Post India’s win, skipper Rohit Sharma shared a major update on the fitness of star all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who injured his ankle while bowling in IND vs BAN World Cup fixture.
“It was a good win. Something that we were looking forward to. We did not start well but we pulled it back well in the middle stages and at the back end as well (on the bowling and the fielding). The last three games we have played, our fielding has been superb. We continued that today. It is something that is in your control. You try and put in as much effort as you can. Bowlers were smart enough to understand what sort of lines and lengths were needed,” said India skipper Rohit Sharma in a post-match presentation.
“He (Jadeja) was brilliant with the ball and took a brilliant catch. But a hundred (by Virat) is a hundred – you cannot beat that. (On the fielding medals players receive after each game) We have something going on in the group. Lifts everyone up. Guys who end up with the most medals, there is something special for them.”
“He (Pandya) pulled up a bit sore. There is no major damage, that is good for us. But obviously, with an injury like that, we have to assess every day and we will do whatever is required. (Game against NZ) Every game is a big game. (On the support) All of us in the squad have gone through such pressure – crowds coming in big numbers. It is special for us. The crowd has not disappointed us and I am pretty sure it is going to get bigger and louder moving forward,” concluded Rohit.
India will take on New Zealand in their next ODI World Cup 2023 fixture on Sunday (October 22) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium.