Hardik Pandya ignores Sourav Ganguly’s suggestion, skips Ranji Trophy

Hardik Pandya ignores Sourav Ganguly's suggestion, skips Ranji Trophy . Pic/Twitter
Hardik Pandya ignores Sourav Ganguly’s suggestion, skips Ranji Trophy. Pic/Twitter

Srinagar, , Febuary 7: India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has completely ignored the advice of former India skipper and current BCCI President Soura Ganguly by opting out of Ranji Trophy tournament for Baroda.

Pandya who has been working on his comeback and rehab for his injured shoulder for quite sometime now, has been under pressure for his lack of not been able to bowl for India. His place in India’s T20 World Cup squad had attracted lot of criticism.

Baroda Cricket Association in its 20-member squad for the impending first phase hasn’t included Hardik Pandya.

That means Hardik has ignored suggestion of Sourav Ganguly who in an interview with PTI had said that he would like to see Pandya playing in Ranji Trophy.

“Hardik was injured and a break was given to him to completely recover, so that he can continue to serve Indian cricket for a long period of time. I believe I will see him play some Ranji Trophy to start with. I expect him to bowl a lot more overs and his body will get stronger,” Ganguly had told PTI.

Hardik is expected to return later in March for IPL 2022 where he will be leading the CVC-owned Ahmedabad franchise.

The Ranji Trophy tournament in 2022 will be played in two-phase format with the first beginning from Thursday till March 15 and the second phase will happen from May 30 to June 26.


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