Bond spoke about his inputs to help Hardik better himself as a bowler. “There was a point when I felt he was diving into the crease a little bit too much. He was also mindful of that and got the alignment straight and it worked.”
Hardik and managing workload
The former New Zealand quick said that while Hardik brought quality to the team in the white-ball formats of the game, his workload management is very important.
“I understand that he is a brilliant fourth-pacer option batting at no. 7 in Tests, but I would think he is better off bowling 10 overs a day even when he is playing red-ball cricket, instead of 15-16.”
“We have the best 5,6 & 7: Pollard, Hardik, Krunal”
The Kiwi further spoke about what his expectations were from Hardik for the upcoming IPL season. “Last year, we used Kieron Pollard as the sixth bowler because Hardik was injured. Now we have the best 5,6 and 7 in the tournament in the form of Pollard, Hardik and Krunal.”
He also added that he hopes Hardik will deliver later this year in the T20I World Cup.