He is just 23 and the Gujarat lad is giving a serious run for their money to every team. Yes, we are talking about Hardik Pandya who is just about everything of the sort of all rounder the Indian Cricket Team ever wanted. Hardik Pandya with his impeccable talent and knowledge of the game at such a young age has become a compulsion in the Indian side at least in the limited formats.
Hardik Pandya made his debut for the men in blue in One Day Internationals on 16 October, 2016 against the Kiwis at the scenically beautiful stadium of Dharamshala and since then there has been no looking back for the ace all rounder of the young team India with the merciless Virat Kohli at the helm.
Hardik Pandya’s heroics are known to every cricket fan and the way he sends the ball into the orbit, he is just spectacular to watch! He reminds us of the likes of Virendra Sehwag for he is as merciless to the bowlers as Sehwag is! He averages above 40 currently in the ODI’s and over 59 in the test matches even though he had just played 3 tests till date. He has sent out a strong narrative to everyone that he is here to stay for long! He already has a thundering test hundred to his kitty and each time he bats he is just beautiful to watch. Maybe it would be too early to compare him with the legendary Kapil Dev but who knows if India already has found a Kapil Dev in the making!
Not just with his batting but even with this immaculate and accurate bowling skills he has become a compulsory 5th bowler in the side and India now gets the leverage of playing an extra batsman given Hardik Pandya too is an amazing batsman and this adds immensely to India’s fortunes. It was only recent that he smashed the Australian bowlers out to the park, to every corner at Indore and was rewarded the Man of the Match. He is incessantly becoming better and better with each game and is challenging every stalwart on the cricket field.
In a team where there is Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Ashwin and Jadeja Pandaya is scripting his own legacy and he adds so much value to the team with his all round skill set that you just don’t want to ever see him sitting on the bench. He is also one of the finest fielders in the team which makes him a champion in all departments of the game! He is just 23 and he has a long long way to go and we would only want to see him play for India for the longest possible tenure! His rise is a wonderful tale in itself and inspires many, the Mumbai Indians talent is now a regular of Team India.