Hardik Pandya has been charismatic with his willow in the limited formats of the game but he also showed his worth after getting his first match in the longest format.
He marked his debut Test series with a fiery century in the third and final match. He became the first Indian in number eight position to hit a century and help India to score three consecutive 400+ scores in first innings of an away Test series.
“If he stays grounded I am sure we will see him being compared to the legendary Kapil Dev in the times to come,” Prasad told PTI after Pandya hit his maiden Test ton.
No doubt after Kapil Dev India has struggled to find a good all rounder. Irfan Pathan has failed earlier and was out of the scene for long. When Prasad was asked if India’s search is over, he said, “Yes. I am very happy to say that our search for an all- rounder has been successful in the form of Hardik,” Prasad, a former India wicketkeeper, said.
“I am very happy to say that our search for an all- rounder has been successful in the form of Hardik,” Prasad, a former India wicketkeeper, said.
He is also satisfied that Pandya has been successful across all formats of the game.
“He has already established himself in shorter formats (ODIs and T20) very well and this Test series has given him a good platform to establish himself in the longest format,” Prasad said.“He has utilized the opportunity given to him and came out with flying colors.”
“He is athletic, exuberant and very positive in his attitude. The best part about him is that his basics are strong in all three departments –batting, bowling, and fielding. He looks so graceful in whatever he does in the three departments.” he added.
No doubt if Hardik keeps up the game and consistency, he will surely become the best all-rounder.