Now, in a video posted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Pandya expressed his feelings about returning to the India T20 squad after he was last seen in the national team during the 2021 T20 World Cup. Pandya said, ‘Playing for the country after a long break has always been special. I am making a fresh comeback and am very excited to be back.
The all-rounder returned to the Indian team after leading Gujarat Titans to the IPL 2022 title at his home ground in Ahmedabad. He took 3 for 17 in four overs with the ball in the final match and played a vital role in the team with 34 runs with the bat. He explained in detail about his routine during his leave from the Indian team. “I am proud of the process I followed. Nobody knows what I was going through during the six months. No one knows what I did in six months.
He further said, ‘I used to get up at 5 in the morning and practice the match. Then at 4 pm I used to practice. So, to give myself enough rest, I used to sleep till 9:30 in the night. I had made a lot of sacrifices during that time. I did a lot of hard work during this period, which resulted in me seeing in the IPL. With the T20 World Cup 2022 to be hosted by Australia in October-November, Pandya aims to deliver his best performance for the team.