IPL 2020 final: Mumbai Indians (MI) destructive all-rounder, Hardik Pandya might not bowl in the final to be played today against the Delhi Capitals (DC). The player is known to be an outstanding all-rounder but as he suffered a back injury, he was eliminated for quite a while.
However, he has been an important asset for MI on multiple occasions to win the games. The skipper Rohit Sharma has revealed that Pandya is uncomfortable and leaving the decision to him, Sharma said if he will feel like bowling during the game, MI will give overs to him.
IPL 2020 final: Hardik Pandya not to bowl against Delhi Capitals
“We’ve assessed him after every 3-4 games. We’ve spoken to him about what he wants to do. He’s not comfortable at the moment to bowl. We’ve left the decision to him. If he feels comfortable, he will be happy to bowl. At the moment, he’s not feeling comfortable,” Rohit Sharma explained in the pre-match press conference.
“He’s got some niggles going. It would have been great to have him bowl. Throughout this season we have given him that cushion of being in that comfort zone and making sure that he takes care of his body and he has done that really well,” Rohit said.
“We don’t want to put that pressure on an individual where we expect something from him that he can’t do and the team morale goes down. We don’t want that situation. Hardik is a very important player for us. His batting has been key for us making it to the IPL 2020 final. As long as he bats, I am happy,” he further added.
Notably, IPL 2020 final MI vs DC is to be played at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai and the cash-rich league will finally be terminated holding its overall 60 matches.