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Hardik Pandya and Kapil Dev


  • Kapil Dev recommended that Hardik Pandya go bowling to become an all-rounder
  • Hardik Pandya has stayed away from bowling due to his physical condition
  • Kapil Dev considers Ashwin a better player as an all-rounder

Former India captain Kapil Dev has said that Hardik Pandya cannot be considered an all-rounder unless he bowls with the bat. Kapil Dev was asked at the Royal Calcutta golf course if Hardik Pandya can be called an all-rounder when he’s not bowling that much.

Let us tell you that Pandya, an integral part of the Indian team in limited overs cricket, recently played just two matches in the T20 World Cup. India had crashed in the group stage of the tournament itself. Pandya has also been criticized for not revealing many problems related to his fitness. He did not find a place in the squad for the T20 series against New Zealand. India won the series 3-0.


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Responding to this at the Royal Calcutta golf course, Kapiv Dev said: “To be called an all-rounder, you have to do both. If you are not bowling, will you be called an all-rounder? You have recovered from the injury, so let him play first.

India’s first captain to win the World Cup said: “He is a very important hitter for India. He has to play a lot of games to bowling well. Only then can we say.


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Kapil also said that Rahul Dravid will be more successful as a coach than as a cricketer. He said: “He is a good person and also a good cricketer. You will be more successful as a coach than as a cricketer. ,

When asked about his favorite off-roader, Kapil named Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. He said, “Today I’m just going to enjoy cricket. That’s my job. I don’t see from your point of view.,


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Regarding the all-rounder, he said: “I’ll take Ashwin’s name. He’s amazing. Jadeja is also a great cricketer, but his hitting has improved and bowling has deteriorated.


He praised Shreyas Iyer, who scored a century in the first Test, saying, “When young hitters are scoring a century on debut, understand that the game is going in the right direction. We need cricketers like him.