Having impressed by Hardik Pandya allround show in the first test against South Africa at Cape Town, Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar took to Twitter on Saturday and compared his innings with legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan.
“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” he wrote on his twitter handle.
In reply to South Africa’s 286, India were struggling at 76 for 5 when Hardik Pandya came into bat for the visitors. At the end of the second day’s play, the Proteas were 65 for 2, having lost both their openers. Pandya was again among the thick of things as he struck with the ball, picking up both the wickets for India. Aiden Markram was dismissed trying to force the play and got a leading edge that was safely taken by Bhuvneshwar Kumar while Dean Elgar edged one to the keeper just before the end of second day’s play.