'No one knows what I went through during those 6 months': Hardik Pandya recalls 'sacrifices' before IPL 2022 return

Team India faced a 7-wicket loss on its return to international action on Thursday against South Africa. Despite posting a strong score of 211/4 in 20 overs,

While Karthik arrived to bat in the final over of the Indian innings, Pandya displayed brilliant power-hitting skills as he remained unbeaten on 31 off 12 deliveries.

In a video posted by the BCCI, Pandya recalled the win in IPL 2022.

“I was happy. It was more about the battles I won against my own self and a lot of other things as well. Winning the IPL

or even qualifying (for playoffs) was a big deal for me because a lot of people doubted us

A lot of people frowned at us before we started. A lot of people raised a lot of questions.

A lot of things were said about me even before I made a comeback,” Pandya said.

The all-rounder further revealed that he used to get up at 5 AM and slept at 9:30 in the night for four successive months

“It was never about giving them answers. I'm just proud of the process I followed. 

No one knows what I went through the six months that I was off. I've gotten up at 5 in morning to make sure I train.

so (there was) a lot of sacrifice. It was the battle I fought before the IPL. I have always worked hard in my life, and it has always given me the result I wanted,” said Pandya.