Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya has said that he has accepted that injuries would be a part and parcel of his career and he needs to live with it.
“In my life, I have realized one thing that injuries would be with me. No one wants to get injured but I accept the fact that what I do, injuries will be a part. Injuries have always kept me going, always kept me motivated, actually taught me how much I have to put hard yards and the hard work has always increased, never decreased,” Pandya said in a video posted on the official Twitter handle of Mumbai Indians.
“Luckily, me and Krunal had the privilege of having a gym at home, so because of that portion we were able to focus on our fitness, which I have always believed that if you become much fitter than what you are previously I think you can increase your skill level and adapt to lots of things which you have never seen before. I have always felt that if you go one step ahead in your fitness, there are many more magical moments in your life waiting,” he added.
The all-rounder also added that he is in great mental space and as a result, he is looking forward to giving consistent performances for his franchise.
“Luckily I got one tournament which was DY Patil which I played for Reliance, as a player it gave me immense confidence to implement the hard work I have done over a period of time. The way I am hitting the ball right now, the shape and mental space I am in, it is just a matter of time that I go and spend some time on the ground and I think things will come out pretty well,” Pandya said.
“IPL is something I have really enjoyed and I would like to make a comeback very strong, just looking forward to it,” he added.
Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Chennai Super Kings in the tournament opener on September 19 in Abu Dhabi.