Aakash Chopra has stated that Shardul Thakur is fulfilling the all-rounder's role that Hardik Pandya was expected to perform for the team.

Aakash Chopra has stated that Shardul Thakur is fulfilling the all-rounder’s role that Hardik Pandya was expected to perform for the team.

Shardul has performed exceptionally well in the ongoing Test against South Africa. The seam-bowling all-rounder followed up his seven-wicket haul in the first innings with an important 28 run knock in India’s second innings, apart from taking one wicket in the run chase.

“Shardul Thakur is doing what we were expecting from Hardik Pandya. We were looking towards Hardik that he will bowl and score runs with the bat,” he said.

“While Hardik’s batting is batter than Shardul, the new sensation is a better bowler than the star all-rounder. I love Shardul Thakur to bits,” he added.

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