Hardik Pandya apologises for nearly knocking Krunal’s head off in practice session

Hardik Pandya makes a comeback with the South Africa series

Hardik Pandya makes a comeback with the South Africa series

The first T20I of the three-match series will be played in Dharamsala on Sunday.

Hardik Pandya is making a comeback after World Cup 2019. He was given time to treat his minor niggles as part of the workload management programme.

The 25-year-old right-handed batsman has now posted a video in which he could be seen practising with his elder brother Krunal Pandya and hitting the latter for some big hits. He was also seen playing helicopter shot.

"Solid session in the nets today".

While all-rounder Hardik made a return to the side, Dhoni and Jasprit Bumrah were not included in the 15-man India squad for the home series against South Africa.

According to PTI, it couldn't be ascertained whether the selectors spoke to Dhoni about his availability for the South Africa T20Is.

Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini.