Since the retirement of legendary Indian all-rounder Kapil Dev, India has always been in search for an all-rounder who can hit the deck hard while bowling and slog the ball out of the park during batting. In the past, team India
The search seems to be coming towards the end as Hardik Pandya belongs to a different breed altogether. He loves taking responsibilities whenever he is out there in the middle. With two fifties and five wickets in the 3 matches of the ODI series against Austrailia, Pandya has been India’s x-factor player.
Even Kapil Dev went on to say that Pandya is actually ‘better’ than him. During a press conference, the legendary all-rounder said, “Hardik Pandya is better than me. But he has to do a lot of hard work. It is still too early. We should not create unnecessary burden on him. He has the talent and ability to be a great player.”
However, Kapil’s record as an all-rounder is purely unmatchable and it is still very early to compare the two players. But with such high praise coming from Kapil himself, it seems that Hardik will surely be having a bright future.