Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya undergoes lower back surgery, out of action till March 2020
All-rounder Hardik Pandya will undergo a lower-back surgery in London. The all-rounder complained of pain in the lower back during the T20I series played against South Africa in October.
Indian Team Physiotherapist, Mr. Yogesh Parmar, said that Pandya will go to London on 2nd October for further examination and assessment. After the surgery, Hardik Pandya will begin his recuperation process with the medical staff as per statement released by BCCI.
The 25-year old has been a regular member of the side for all three formats. In ODI cricket, Pandya has been slotted into the playing XI as a genuine all-rounder, who can make an impact with the bat and ball for India. Hardik Pandya was able to get fit in time for 2019 Cricket World Cup but his performances were decent for India throughout the competition.
It was during the three-match T20I series against South Africa that saw Hardik Pandya experience discomfort in his lower back and was taken immediately for further assessment by the team management and medical staff.
His first major injury at international stage came in the Asia Cup last year when he fell at the bowling crease in the group game played against arch-rivals Pakistan in the UAE. He was immediately taken off the field to assess the intensity of injury. The medical team did an excellent and managed Hardik Pandya’s workload so that he can play for India in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
After hectic World Cup campaign that saw India lose to New Zealand in the semifinals played at Old Trafford Cricket Stadium in Manchester. All-rounder Hardik Pandya was rested for the tour of West Indies. The side went on to play three T20Is, three ODIs followed by Two Test matches.
Earlier this year, Hardik Pandya has ruled out of T20 and ODI series against Australia due to lower back stiffness.