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Hardik Pandya has perfect response to Krishnamachari Srikkanth comparing him to Kapil Dev

Hardik Pandya scored 40 off 37 balls against Pakistan.
Hardik Pandya and Krishnamachari Srikanth
Hardik Pandya and Krishnamachari Srikanth- Source (Twitter)

Virat Kohli showed the world what he is made of after playing a stellar 82-run knock off just 53 balls. He found a perfect partner in Hardik Pandya, who struck around with Virat Kohli to form a vital 113-run partnership in just 78 balls. He also brought India back into the game with the ball in the first innings, picking up 3-30 in his four-over spell.

Hardik Pandya also made history as he became the first Indian to score 1000 T20I runs and take 50 wickets in the shortest format. In the post-match interview on Star Sports Tamil, Krishnamachari Srikanth while talking to Hardik Pandya said,

“I should not do comparisons. I do not compare eras. When I see you playing, the way you bowl, bat and field; it reminds me of Kapil Dev during our days. The impact you can create, is somewhat what Kapil used to create.” To which Hardik Pandya responded with a smile saying: “He is the greatest!”

In a last ball thriller, the fans jumped to the edge of their seats in anticipation of the result. Emotions were riding high after such a close game and for Hardik Pandya, it was no different.

Pandya had turned emotional, recalling how his late father moved cities to  fulfill a young boy’s cricketing dreams.

“I was only thinking about my dad. I have not cried about my dad. I love my son, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to do for him what my dad did for me. He moved cities for a six-and-a-half-year-old boy’s dreams without knowing I’d get to where I am today. So, this is for him,” said Hardik on Star Sports.

“I will be grateful forever. If he hadn’t given me a chance, I won’t be standing here. He made a big sacrifice, he shifted to a different city for his kids. We were six at that time, and he shifted an entire city and his entire business. It was a big thing.”

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