Day by Day, the game of Hardik Pandya increases. He performs well in all formats. Indian Captain, Virat Kohli’s decision was good that he selected Hardik Pandya for the Sri Lanka series. Also, chairmen of selectors MSK Prasad said that Hardik Pandya has the potential to match the Kapil Dev. Hardik Pandya made an amazing century in the third test.
MSK Prasad told PTI after Hardik Pandya hit his century, “If he stays grounded I am sure we will see him being compared to the legendary Kapil Dev in the times to come.”
After 1994, Kapil Dev’s retirement, India team could never find an all-rounder of his quality. MSK Prasad said that “I am very happy to say that our search for an all-rounder has been successful in the form of Hardik.”
Chairman Prasad is satisfied for the Hardik Pandya that he is fit for all formats. Again, he proved by hitting the century and fifty in the current series.
MSK Prasad said that “He has already established himself in shorter formats (ODI and T20) very well and this Test series has given him a good platform to establish himself in the longest format.”
He added that “He has utilized the opportunity given to him and came out with flying colors.”
When asked about Hardik Pandya, What makes Pandya a special player, Chairmen said that “He is athletic, exuberant and very positive in his attitude.”
Also, he added, “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.”
And Captain Virat Kohli said after Hardik’s half century in Galle that, “I don’t see any reason why he can’t do for India what Ben Stokes has been doing for England.”