Former Australian spinner Shane Warne has stated that he would “like to see” Hardik Pandya within the Indian Check crew. Pandya, who was chosen within the Indian limited-overs squad purely as a batsman, impressed along with his performances all through the three ODIs and T20Is on the Australian tour.
Warne stated that Pandya is amongst his “top-three favorite cricketers” on the earth.
“I’d like to have Hardik Pandya within the Check aspect. I stated it weeks in the past, he’s amongst my top-three favorite cricketers within the planet, I really like him. Everybody stated, ‘geez, that could be a massive name’, and I stated ‘no, he’s superior’,” Warne advised Sports activities Tak.
“And out of the blue, he does what he did within the ODIs and T20Is and now everyone seems to be leaping on the bandwagon – ‘How good is Hardik Pandya!’ I simply like to see him in Check aspect,” he added.
Warne believes that Pandya may’ve helped the Indian Check crew within the absence of Virat Kohli, who will return to India after the primary Check to attend the delivery of his first little one.
“I feel he’s in such an ideal kind. With the lack of Virat Kohli, Pandya brings in a lot with what he may do with the bat and with the way in which he can bowl, I feel he helps the Indian crew stroll a bit taller,” stated Warne.
“He’s a little bit of rockstar, he’s acquired the swagger, he’s acquired the strut, he’s mr. cool. When he speaks, you suppose he’s from the West Indies. He simply comes off from the seaside in Antigua,” Warne stated laughing.