Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has called Hardik Pandya the best T20 all-rounder in the world after his heroics in the Asia Cup 2022.
On Sunday (August 28), Team India put up a commendable show to beat arch-rivals Pakistan by five wickets. Hardik was the standout performer for his all-round show in the high-voltage clash.
With the ball, the Baroda-based all-rounder picked up three wickets, including the likes of Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed and Khushdil Shah. Later, he also scored an unbeaten 33 off 17 with the help of four fours and a six.
Hardik was adjudged the Player of the Match for his incredible performance with both bat and ball. Since then, Hardik has been the talk of the town and has been receiving praise from across the globe.
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Ravi Shastri also didn’t let the opportunity go as he called Hardik the best T20 all-rounder in the business. “Needed the best T20 all-rounder in the business to power India across the finish line,” he tweeted.
I have learnt a lot from MS Dhoni: Hardik Pandya
The finisher Hardik Pandya, talking about his game, said that he has learnt a lot from the former Indian cricketer MS Dhoni. Notably, Dhoni is recognized as one of the greatest finishers ever and finished many games for the Men in Blue in the past.
“I have learnt a lot from my MS Dhoni bhai as a finisher and how to finish the games. I just try to keep my calm and try to assess the situation,” said Hardik told Star Sports after the match.
The defending champions will next lock horns with Hong Kong on Wednesday, August 31, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. It would be interesting to see if Rohit Sharma-led side make any changes to their XI.
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