ENG vs IND 2018: I think Pandya has got the ability to become a great all-rounder, says Sourav Ganguly

Hardik played exceptionally well in the last T20I match.

Hardik picked up four wickets in the third T20I. (Getty)

Former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly was quite impressed with Hardik Pandya's all-around performance in the third T20I match against England where he took 4 wickets and scored crucial 33 runs to take India 2-1 in the T20I series. Ganguly was also in praise of Hardik Pandya where he stated he has got the ability to become an asset for Team India.

After conceding 22 runs from his first over, Pandya came back strongly by conceding just 16 of his last three overs. Besides Rohit Sharma's third T20I ton, Hardik Pandya stood tall with his exciting cameo of 33 runs. Sourav Ganguly said "Hardik Pandya played really well. Whatever two or three wickets that England got, those were due to their fielding and not bowling... because of the catches they took."

"The way Hardik Pandya bowled, it helped India made a comeback into the game. Pandya's four wickets restricted England otherwise they would have ended up scoring 225-230. Pandya gave 22 runs in his first over and then took four wickets in his next three overs giving only 16 runs. That brought India back into the match," he added.

"I think Pandya has got the ability to become a great all-rounder. He just has to keep himself focused. He has all the talent. If he gets proper guidance and keeps his mind calm, he will be an asset for India."

The 24-year old all-rounder has a bright future ahead of him. He is a true champion of the game and undoubtedly he will make sure India will regain the World Cup title in 2019.

(Inputs from India TV)


By Kunal Kataria - 13 Jul, 2018

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