Even though Team India’s dashing allrounder Hardik Pandya has established himself as one of the most player in all three formats within a year, Former India bowler Karsan Ghavri believes that he is nowhere near legendary Kapil Dev yet. Pandya starred with the bat in the Champions Trophy final last year, and in the first innings of the opening Test against South Africa last week.
“He (Kapil) is being so modest to say – I read in the newspaper –that Hardik Pandya is a better all-rounder than him. In my view Hardik Pandya is nowhere near Kapil Dev,” Ghavri, who opened the bowling with Kapil in several Test matches, said.
“And even if he has to reach there, he has got a long long way to go. It’s a very difficult comparison, but (Hardik) he is nowhere near Kapil Dev right now,” Ghavri quipped.
“Time will tell how far he (Hardik) can reach close to Kapil’s achievement or whatever Kapil has done and the time will tell you everything,” he added.