Selectors know where I stand, Says Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya's bowling fitness status in the past couple of years had led to conjectures about his apparent lack of communication with national selectors and team management but the flamboyant all-rounder on Tuesday made it clear that everyone knows where he stood.

Pandya's back problem had led to him not bowling a lot in the past two years but he intends to "surprise" everyone during the upcoming Indian Premier League where he would be captaining the CVC-owned Ahmedabad franchise.

They know where I am (in terms of bowling fitness). It has been communicated to everyone, Pandya said during an interaction facilitated by the franchise. It is understood that Pandya has made it clear that he shouldn't be considered for national selection for the home series against West Indies and Sri Lanka as he's still working on his bowling workload.