Hardik Pandya had a strong start to the IPL 2022 season. He blasted two crucial fifties in the first four games, found himself in contention for the orange cap, and bowled his heart out, scooping up four wickets at an economy rate of 7.75 in the first five games. However, owing to an injury, he had to miss a match. Pandya returned to the Gujarat Titans’ playing XI the next match, although his batting performance has dropped dramatically after the injury. Since returning from injury, he has only scored 116 runs in six games and has gone five games without bowling.

Pandya’s leadership has pleased everyone as he guided GT to the playoffs, but his fitness and form with the bat and ball have once again raised concerns. Pandya “tried to show off” a little too much at the start of the competition, according to former India player Ajay Jadeja, and ended up hurting himself again.

“Hardik Pandya has no one but himself to blame.” He was clearly wounded, but he was also making a return. He bowled at 140 km/h, which was maybe a little faster than the team needed. On Cricbuzz, Jadeja remarked, “He probably sought to show off that he can do it, wanted to prove the skeptics wrong.”

Pandya’s handling of his body and workload, according to the former India batter, was “immature.”

“He gave all he had… to the point that he couldn’t even run correctly.” And this is a period of life when you are learning. A cricketer learns his boundaries over time. As a result, it once again demonstrated his immaturity.

“He had 14 matches to demonstrate his strength, but he may have tried to prove people wrong a little too soon.” It has now cost him as well as the Gujarat Titans. You should be familiar with your body. You cannot operate in accordance with the wishes of others. Jadeja described him as “immature.”