When you talk about the present best all-rounder in Indian team presently, the name that flashes must be Hardik Pandya. The Baroda boy who dazzled all by his all-around performance in IPL playing for Mumbai Indians was an easy choice for the selectors.
India team has been looking for alternatives and best combinations for the team after a loss in the Champions Trophy finals. The only man who performed like a hero in the finals was Hardik Pandya. His humongous sixes and pinch-hitting won our hearts. People started declaring him the best allrounder for India in present times.
Now that both Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are rested and Yuvraj Singh is unable to be a part due to fitness issues, a lot of the team depends on Pandya and he never lets them down. He proved his worth in the debut test and last day while India was in deep trouble against Aussie attack, Pandya did what he is good at. With his willow single-handedly with Dhoni, on the other hand, he did send all the balls out of the park. Hitting Adam Zampa for three consecutive sixes. If not that 100 run partnership or 83 from Pandya what would have been India’s score?
Even the skipper agreed that he is lucky to have the 23 years old by his side. Kohli said, “Hardik’s innings was fantastic. He believes in himself, and his innings was the game-changer. He possesses all three skills equally and we are lucky to have him.”
“We didn’t have the ideal start. This is a pleasing win because we were in a tough situation. MS and Kedar played well early, Hardik’s innings was fantastic. And MS finished off the way he does,” he added.
No doubt if Pandya continues being what he is doing, he will be a permanent man in the squad and no doubt he will definitely be a trump card for team India