Sunil Gavaskar comments on Hardik Pandya’s Ability: Hardik Pandya has been on an impressive run since returning from the injury, he is a key player for the Indian side and it is very good news that Pandya is not back in action but also back in form. Hardik Pandya won the IPL title with Gujarat Titans in their Inaugural Season.
Hardik Pandya will be a key all-rounder leading up to the World Cup, he just has to maintain his fitness level, Hardik will also have the chance to perform against Australia.
Famous and popular ex-cricketers have all stated their opinions on Hardik Pandya’s recent performance and one among them was former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar also revealed his thoughts on Hardik Pandya’s role in the Indian team.
In a recent interview with India Today, Sunil Gavaskar stating about Hardik Pandya’s Ability that “It has been a few months since he returned from a back injury. So, we must wrap him in a ball of cotton wool and use him because he can be our match-winner with the bat, with the ball. So, we must use him judiciously. Don’t forget, at mid-off, he affects some electrifying run-outs as well. Direct hits at the bowler’s end, catching the batter inches short. It’s not just the bowling and the batting aspects of Hardik Pandya, the fielding aspect that could turn the game India’s way,
He further added saying “I won’t be surprised if he is like the Ravi Shastri of 1985 if he is like the Champion of Champions.”
He referenced Shastri’s 1985 World Championship campaign, in which the all-round Mumbaikar shone, scoring 82 runs in five matches, including three half-centuries, and picking up eight wickets at a fantastic economy rate of 3.32.
“Yes, I think he could do what Ravi Shastri did in 1985 when Ravi was the outstanding performer with both bat and ball in the entire tournament. Some good catches as well. Hardik Pandya is capable of doing that.”
Let’s hope that Hardik performs pretty well against Australia and in the World Cup and help India win with his contributions.