Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya's innings against South Africa on the 2nd day of first Test match proved to be the best innings he has ever played in his short career.
Cricket commentator Sanjay Manjrekar is among those who was impressed with Pandya's attitude in a tough situation. He went on to compare the batting star with the legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan.
Manjrekar tweeted, "Like Amitabh Bachchan used to play those double roles, Hardik Pandya also showed two characters in his superb innings. The modern T20 player along with the orthodox classical Test batsman."
Like Amitabh Bachchan used to play those double roles, Hardik Pandya also showed two characters in his superb innings. The modern T20 player along with the orthodox classical Test batsman.#INDvSA #HardikPandya #SonyTen1— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 7, 2018
Things were worse for India when Pandya walked in. At one stage India were seven down on 92 and crossing 150 was a tough task for the tourists.
Pandya not only took the attack to the opposition, but also ensured that his team doesn't concede a big first innings lead. He became the highest scorer of the game for India by scoring a quick 93 off 95 balls.
India scored 209 in their first innings. A 99-run stand between Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Pandya resulted that South Africa only got a 77 runs lead in the 1st innings.
South Africa, who scored 286 runs in the first innings were off to a good start in the second innings until Hardik Pandya came and picked two quick wickets. They were 65/2 till the end of the second day with a lead of 142 runs. Rain interrupted the start of Day 3.