Zaheer Khan, Mumbai Indians' manager of cricket, up of team's clash versus Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) connected Tuesday, has said that all-rounder Hardik Pandya arsenic a bundle was precise important for the 5-times champions.
He besides ensured that the 27-year-old, who did not vessel an implicit successful the IPL 2021 opener vs RCB, volition soon beryllium disposable for bowling. Zaheer acknowledged West Indies stalwart Kieron Pollard arsenic the sixth bowler for MI.
"Hardik arsenic a full bundle is of large value. You volition spot him vessel precise soon. Pollard is our sixth bowling option. He is an experienced campaigner successful our squad. Also, Hardik excessively joins the fray whenever helium resumes," Zaheer Khan said successful a virtual property conference.
Opener Chris Lynn aft Mumbai's 2-wicket decision against Bangalore had revealed enarthrosis niggle arsenic the crushed down Hardik present bowling successful the match. The Gujarat-born was seen underarming his throws portion fielding.
“I’m not a 100 percent definite but it’s a spot of a enarthrosis niggle. I deliberation Hardik Pandya, not bowling is possibly much precautionary. He’s played a just spot of cricket starring up to this tournament, successful which helium has to play (minimum) 14 games arsenic well.
“So you don’t privation to propulsion your eggs successful 1 handbasket and hazard injury. The physios and the unit doctors volition dainty Hardik if there’s thing wrong.
“He is simply a immense origin with the bat but if helium gets bowling, past it adds different magnitude to the team. We mightiness person been missing the sixth bowler contiguous but it’s aboriginal stages successful the tournament. I bash judge if Hardik is bowling past it brings retired assurance successful his batting arsenic well. So fingers crossed we’ll spot him with the shot sooner alternatively than later,” Lynn had said successful the post-match property conference.
Zaheer Khan was besides afloat of praises for different Mumbai Indians stars similar Chris Lynn, Ishan Kishan and Piyush Chawla.
"Chris Lynn is simply a large quality to person successful the dressing room.
"Ishan Kishan is looking assured now. He has flourished from past season. Spending clip successful the nets and pursuing the aforesaid processes."
"Piyush Chawla's acquisition volition beryllium invaluable to us, going up successful the tournament," Zaheer said.