Hardik Pandya is one of the best all-rounders in white-ball cricket at the moment. However, after his back surgery, he hasn’t played Test cricket for a long time and is likely to keep himself away from red-ball cricket.
He played a major role in Gujarat Titans’ IPL triumph in 2022 as he led from the front. Hardik has been unstoppable since then for the Men in Blue. Pandya has been rested from the ongoing three-match T20I series with South Africa.
Meanwhile, Ravi Shastri had identified his potential before his debut. R Sridhar has revealed Shastri’s conversation with him about Pandya.
“Ravi Bhai knew this guy would win us Test matches in overseas conditions even before he made his debut for the national team. He could bowl fast and was a good batter lower down the order. He started learning lessons from Mahi, Virat and Rohit as he was hungry for success,” he said.
“He loves cricket and enjoys batting, bowling and fielding. We didn’t see any weakness in him,” he added.