Australian legend Glenn McGrath praises Hardik Pandya and calls him a powerful hitter and someone who will help the transition process easier for the Indian side. He believes that the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja etc. are going to be part of the Indian set up till at least the 2023 World Cup, and would be wanting to end India’s ICC trophy drought but besides these four top stars, another player who is back as an integral part of the unit is Hardik Pandya.
Ever since his comeback from injury, the India all-rounder is performing better than ever, picking wickets, scoring runs and taking catches. A utility player such as Pandya is an asset for any team says Australia pacer Glenn McGrath. He also called him a ‘two in one player and believes Pandya’s impactful all-around skills make him a force to reckon with.
“Cricket is very much a confidence sport. Hardik is very much a confident player. If he is bowling well, it has a positive impact on his batting. He is two players in one. He is a luxury. He is a good, intelligent bowler and powerful hitter. He has got a good game plan,” McGrath told reporters.
“I am very much a traditionalist. I liked Test, I liked my ODIs. Test cricket is till the ultimate to me. I I hope that it is protected and still held in high regard. As for the ODIs, it is still exciting as long as they are scoring runs. Interesting to see the future (of ODIs) and see where it goes. They have got to keep making it (ODIs) exciting. They have got a few challenges,” said the legend when asked about the fate of ODI cricket.