In 1983 Kapil Dev all rounder took the world by storm, become first Indian captain to win Cricket World Cup. Ever since India tried a lot of medium pacer who can bat but the search was still on until found Hardik Pandya.
Indian cricket team tried every thing and everyone, from Ajit Agarkar to Irfan Pathan. Some showed a lot of promises with the bat but faded away with the ball. To give 100% in the all the department which was lacking in all these players.
Hardik Pandya who was born in Surat, Gujarat shifted to Vadodara to focus on his cricket at an early age. His first breakthrough season came when he was signed by Mumbai Indians for his pivotal role for his Ranji Trophy side Baroda. Since then he never looked back, his repaid strides in IPL helped him earn a place in the Indian squad. Hardik is still new to the international arena but here is the few reason why he is future of Indian Cricket.
Mental Attitude To Be An All Rounder.
Hardik Pandya carries a modern Indian cricketer attitude of never giving up, the attitude which is needed for every fast bowling all rounder. He has single handily changed games in the domestic arena and who can forget his effort against Pakistan in Champions Trophy finals which ended up in the losing cause.
Such winning attitude was present in the Kapil Dev, his heroics against Zimbabwe is still remembered by Indian fans. Hardik has shown a glimpse of Kapil Dev in him in a short time period.
Pandya does not have decorative domestic numbers to show for his selection in Indian cricket team but self-belief in himself that he could change the course of the match on his own and that what makes him a huge asset to the team.
Hardik Pandya Raw Talent
Pandya is among very few cricketers who can clear boundaries with an ease. He is someone who can create a lot of problems for the opponents with his sheer power with the bat.
His bowling surely not yet par with his batting, he is useful in the limited form of the cricket. In Test matches, he needs to ball longer spells. Hardik clocks between 135-140 km/her in consist basis. Bowling on a consistent basis will definitely help him to improve his bowling and that what team India should look to do.
Hardik Got Age On His Side
All rounder is just 23 years of age and has a lot of time to improve on his skill set. He is strong mentally which is a bonus for him. Pandya has done reasonably well with small cameos. Hardik tours against South Africa and England will show his real mettle in the test matches.
Bowling needs the bit of sharpness. He batted beautifully against Sri Lanka. He should have bowled much more than what he did in the test series.
Advantage In Overseas Conditions
India has not done well in the overseas condition in test matches, they lacked a player who could bowl reasonably fast and score important runs coming down the order. India tSoutho south Africa and England will be a real test. If Hardik Start performing with bat and bowl, India might create problems for England and South Africa.
He is a superb athlete, if his bowling improves could give world one of the finest all rounder. Hardik is a real find and Team India should nurture him.