ICC WORLD CUP 2019: Kapil Dev expects Hardik Pandya will be better than him

Kapil Dev needs Hardik Pandya to be superior to him yet on Wednesday he said the flashy cricketer needs to improve his bowling to turn into a total all-rounder like the legend was in his primes. 


Hardik Pandya has developed quickly as a universal cricketer since making his India debut in January 2016. He has played numerous paramount thumps with the bat yet his bowling figures could not hope to compare. 

"Let's not think about, let him play. We have just observed his rich ability and I need him to be superior to me. He is an all-rounder, he needs to perform in both the divisions. Truly he is a batting all-rounder I can feel that, so I trust he can improve in his bowling. He is an incredible group man and that is increasingly significant," Kapil said in his reaction to a PTI question. 

Hardik Pandya averages 30.53 in 47 ODIs with the bat and he additionally has a Test hundred. His bowling average of 41.97 in ODIs is on the higher side with 44 wickets to his name while he has taken 17 wickets in 11 Tests at 31.05. 

His fast ascent prompted comparisons with Kapil, something Hardik Pandya himself did not acknowledge, saying 'let me be myself'. 

Discussing the less than ideal thumb damage to opener Shikhar Dhawan in the World Cup, Kapil said he feels frustrated about the in-form batsman who scored a hundred against Australia on Sunday. 

"I feel frustrated about him and I feel sorry about the group however you can't do much about wounds. I can just think positive and whoever plays in his place, he may improve. In any case, yes you feel terrible when such a major player is harmed," said the World Cup-winning captain without indicating his inclination for Rohit Sharma's accomplice in Dhawan's nonattendance. 

India steamrolled South Africa and Australia and is currently preparing for New Zealand on Thursday and Pakistan on Sunday. Kapil sees India keeping up their triumphant run. 

"The manner in which they have played well against solid groups like South Africa and Australia. I trust they continue this way and it doesn't rain." 

On the game against most outstanding adversaries Pakistan, Kapil stated: "When I made the appearance, Pakistan used to be the top picks however at this point India is a greatly improved side than them and consequently top choices (to beat them on Sunday)." 

Remarking on the nature of cricket in the World Cup up until now, Kapil included: "My worry is that contributes have turned out to be level England. On the off chance that you keep a tad of grass scoring, even 250 would be intense. 

"I comprehend the need of great importance is fours however I need the contributes to being 60 percent batsmen's support and 40 for bowlers. Right now, the proportion is increasingly similar to 80-20 for the batsmen," he closed.
ICC WORLD CUP 2019: Kapil Dev expects Hardik Pandya will be better than him ICC WORLD CUP 2019: Kapil Dev expects Hardik Pandya will be better than him Reviewed by Cricket Info Tak on June 12, 2019 Rating: 5

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