Hardik Pandya had a poor outing in the second game against Pakistan.

India will face Pakistan in the second match of the Asia Cup 2022 at the Dubai International Stadium. India were beaten by 10 wickets in last their meeting.

Ahead of the blockbuster game on August 28, former Pakistan fast bowler Aaqib Javed made a huge claim as he compared the two teams.

Speaking to Paktv.tv, Pakistan’s World Cup-winning pacer said the difference lies in the batting department.

He said both teams have world-class batters but presence of Hardik Pandya makes all the difference.

“Rohit Sharma and Fakhar Zaman can play a similar role. Even in the middle-order, there are players who can win matches but the real difference is Hardik Pandya. Pakistan don’t have a player like him in their team,” he said.

Hardik played the last edition of the ICC T20 World Cup but featured as a pure batter.

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