India all-rounder Hardik Pandya said he is not focussing too much on what is going to happen in the future when asked whether he is thinking of returning to play Test cricket for India. Hardik said he won’t play if he is not ready to give 100 percent to the team and that he never looks to take someone else’s place in the side.
Hardik Pandya has not played Test cricket since September 2018 as he was dealing with persistent back injury issues over the last few years.
“Right now, I am not thinking much about what we will be playing in the future. I want to make sure that I am available for as many games as possible for India,” Hardik told the press after India’s victory in Southampton.
“This is a white-ball season, big World Cups are coming, and the focus is more on white-ball. I now believe that the more I play white-ball cricket for India this season, it’s good. When the opportunity to play Test comes, definitely… but only time will tell what I should play and what I shouldn’t. But now I am focusing on giving 100 percent whenever I can,” he added.
“If I can play as a 100 percent cricketer, I will play. If I can’t, then I won’t. I will not take someone else’s place,” he added.