On Friday, Mahela Jayawardene had said Hardik might struggle with the bat if he pushes too hard to bowl in the ongoing IPL.
Ever since his return from a back surgery that he underwent in 2019, Hardik hasn't been bowling as much as he used to.
Mumbai were without the services of Rohit and star all-rounder Hardik Pandya in their 20-run defeat to Chennai Super Kings on Sunday as both were rested as a precautionary measure due to niggles.
MI skipper Rohit Sharma had also opted out of the match and Jayawardene said he should be available for the next match.
Hardik Pandya isn't bowling as he picked a niggle during last ODI against England: Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene
Hardik Pandya has in recent times stuck to playing as a finisher both in the national team and Mumbai Indians.
Mahela Jayawardene feels neutral venues in the ongoing IPL 2021 makes the tournament more exciting and interesting.