Hardik Pandya opened up about his thought process during a candid chat with MI head coach Mahela Jayawardene.
Srishty Choudhury & Afzal Hussain
Mumbai Indians (MI) daredevil batsman Hardik Pandya enjoyed a stroll in the nets on the eve of the fifth time champion’s last league match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Hardik felt his intent was to play without worrying about getting out as inimical to his previous batting sessions.
Pandya opened up about his thought process during a candid chat with MI head coach Mahela Jayawardene.
The righthand batter hasn’t had the best of years with the bat in either international cricket or in the current phase.
Meantime, head coach Mahela also had a word of advice for Hardik. The legendary Sri Lankan cricketer asked Hardik to “stop the commentary” while batting in the nets and just talk to himself whenever he felt he’d made an error.
Mahela said, “And the other thing when you are practising as well, stop the commentary. Don’t talk to the bowlers. You don’t do that in a match. You just talk to yourself. You know if you do something wrong. You do whatever you do to yourself.”
The video of the candid conversation between the two was shared by MI on its Instagram handle.