Hardik Pandya has become the talk of the town with his commendable contribution India England tour. The all-rounder played a key role in serving the Men in Blue Clinch in T20Is and ODIs by a 2-1 draw. On Sunday, he played a crucial innings of 71 runs to ensure India’s 5-wicket win against England at the Outdated Trafford, Manchester. His innings came after recording career-best ODI bowling figures of 4/24.
Hardik Pandya has been performing well so far this year. After recovering from persistent back pain, he has been at his best in almost every game he has played for 3-4 months. His current performance has earned him accolades from experts in the sport and the latest person to join the bandwagon is Aakash Chopra.
In his latest YouTube video, Chopra termed Pandya an asset to Groupe India, adding that there is no option available to the 27-year-old.
“Hardik Pandya – he is absolutely stellar. One thing is proving that he is India’s most deserving player in white-ball cricket. I don’t think there will be anyone who is going to come back to him,” said Chopra. Said in youtube video.
“If Hardik Pandya is fit, his replacement will not be available. You are going to get many spin-bowling all-rounders in India, you can get them easily, in many codecs, although you don’t get a fast-paced all-rounder by any means, it is by no means probable. He added.
Hardik’s tenure as the captain of Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022 is considered to be the turning point of his career. Chopra also believes that captaincy in the T20 league has made him a more mature cricketer.
“Now that he has come throughout the spring as a bowler, he is bowling fine, and his batting is seeing a different stage of maturity. Also, you should thank IPL for that because they got the responsibility, and they got a chance to play in a different style.
“It’s not like you just come in at the end and play as a finisher. The team has asked for more, it has given more. So that has been a particularly surprising factor. For my part, Hardik is definitely the No 1 performer for this whole white ball sequence,” said Chopra.