Hardik Pandya is a strong personality, has moved on from IPL 2024 setback: Ian Bishop

Written by Praveen CA

Former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop said Hardik Pandya seems to have moved on from what he endured in the IPL 2024 season and has his eyes set on the T20 World Cup campaign. Bishop’s comments came after Hardik played an all-round role in India’s 60-run win over Bangladesh in their only warm-up match on Saturday in New York.

Ian Bishop, speaking after Namibia’s Super Over win over Oman in Barbados, reflected on Hardik Pandya’s solid outing at the Nassau County Cricket Ground, saying he believes that the Indian cricket team stars would have rallied around Hardk after he joined the team in the United States.

“I think he is a pretty strong personality. I would like to think that the other members of the team would have rallied around him. What he endured during the IPL, some of it was not of his own making. I just wish fans could have approached it maybe a little differently, but they have the right to voice their views however they see fit.

“I am sure he has moved on now to what is the biggest stage in T20 international cricket and that whole picture is ahead of us. But he is a strong guy,” Ian Bishop said.

About the author

Praveen CA