Hardik Pandya’s mentor Kiran More has revealed that the Indian all-rounder hit 1,000 balls in Australia after being suspended pending inquiry by the CoA over his sexiest remarks on women during the talk show, ‘Koffee with Karan’.
More said that Pandya revealed this to him while working in his academy in Baroda.
“When I was working with him in my academy in Baroda, I saw him hitting the ball cleanly. I asked him how he had managed to retain that touch. He told me, ‘Sir, I hit a thousand balls in Australia when I was removed.’ That’s the way to do it,” More told India Today.
More also heaped a lot of praise on Hardik and said that he was happy that the youngster will get to play cricket again.
“I remember him as a very talented cricketer, who wanted to do everything – bowl, bat, field and he wanted to win. I am just happy he will get to play cricket again,” he recollected.
More also opined that things were blown out of proportion regarding the issue. He said that he doesn’t remember single misbehaviour from Hardik ever since he’s known him.
“He made a mistake and apologized. I think things were blown out of proportion. He doesn’t have a bad track record on the field. I have known him for long. There is not single cricket misbehaviour I remember,” concluded More.
The World Cup is now months away and India will only play a handful of matches (in New Zealand and at home against Australia). Hardik will join up with his India teammates soon and this will be a perfect opportunity for him to show what he can do on the field.