India, Sept. 16 -- India all-rounder Hardik Pandya had a difficult 2019 in which he had to miss months of cricket due to back injury. Pandya had to undergo surgery due to the injury and had to undergo rehabilitation period as well. Pandya was set to return in the limited-overs series against South Africa in March, but the series was deferred due to spread of novel coronavirus.

Now, the right-arm fast bowler will return to play for Mumbai Indians when the Indian Premier League kicks off from September 19th. Speaking on the injuries he has suffered in his career so far, Pandya said that he gets motivated by them.

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"In my life, I have realised one thing that injuries would be with me. No one wants to get injured but ...