The star all-rounder of the Indian cricket team is in the NCA these days and is working hard on his fitness. Hardik was injured during the T20 World Cup 2021 and was still a part of the playing XI. A lot of questions were raised about this, after which he was advised to go to NCA so that he could return to the team after being fully fit. In the midst of all this, a news is coming out that this star all-rounder of Team India is thinking of retiring from the longest format of cricket i.e. Test format after being troubled by his injury.
Hardik Pandya has been struggling with his fitness since his back surgery and he is not able to bowl these days. He did not bowl in the initial matches of the T20 World Cup and there was a lot of criticism from the selectors and him for this. After this, he did bowl in the last two league matches, but could not do anything special. Now according to the report of Inside Sport, Hardik Pandya is thinking of saying goodbye to Test cricket.
BCCI official said that Hardik Pandya wants to focus his full attention on white ball cricket and IPL and because of this he wants to take such a step. He has also informed the BCCI about his wish in an informal way, but has not officially announced it. Let us tell you that Hardik Pandya played his last Test match for India in the year 2018 and has been running out of the Test team since then.Talking to Inside Sport,
The BCCI official further said that he is thinking of taking retirement from Test cricket, but has not officially informed us about it either. With this, he will be able to give his full attention to limited format cricket. Anyway, these days he was not a part of our plan in Tests, but if he quits playing Test cricket then it will definitely be a big loss and we have to create a backup for him.