Former India captain and legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev questioned Hardik Pandya’s all-rounder function when the Baroda cricketer isn’t bowling on common foundation.
Pandya delivered down simply 4 overs within the T20 World Cup, and didn’t bowl a single ball within the IPL earlier than that. He has been battling with again harm points for greater than two years, and therefore has been avoided Check cricket as nicely.
Kapil Dev asserted that Hardik must do each batting and bowling at a constant stage to be termed as an all-rounder.
“He has to do each the roles to be thought-about an all-rounder. He’s not bowling so can we name him all-rounder? Let him bowl, he has come out from the harm,” Kapil Dev mentioned on the Royal Calcutta Golf Course, quoted as saying by PTI.
“He’s an especially necessary batter to the nation, for bowling he has to play much more matches, carry out and bowl after which we are going to say.”
Hardik Pandya wasn’t included for the recently-concluded 3-T20I dwelling collection versus New Zealand.
Dravid will do a greater job as a coach than as a cricketer: Kapil Dev
Talking about India’s new head coach, Rahul Dravid, the 1983 World Cup-winning skipper is assured that Dravid will attain immense success within the coach’s function.
“He’s a superb man, a superb cricketer. He’ll do a greater job as a coach than as a cricketer as a result of in cricket no person has carried out higher than him. I’m simply holding my fingers crossed.
“You may’t simply choose one after his debut, you don’t go by one efficiency. Over a time frame, what Rahul will do, we are going to come to know. You solely assume constructive,” the 62-year-old mentioned.
Dravid’s first abroad project would be the journey to South Africa subsequent month.