Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Kiran More has revealed that the star Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya started as a batsman leg-spinner in his career.
Premier all-rounder Hardik Pandya recently made his debut as a skipper in the Indian Premier League 2022. He performed exceptionally well for newcomers Gujarat Titans in the marquee tournament and led them to the Indian Premier League 2022 triumph in his debut season as a captain.
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After his success in the Indian Premier League 2022, the BCCI named Hardik as India’s vice-captain for the home five-match T20I series against South Africa National Cricket Team.
Also, Hardik will be leading the Indian team in the upcoming two-match T20I series against Ireland as Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah will be preparing for a one-off Test against England and KL Rahul is still recovering from an injury.
Who is this quick bowler, bowling at 135-140 kph – was the question on everyone’s mind – Kiran More on Hardik Pandya
Speaking to Sony Sports Network for their docuseries ‘Architects in White’, Kiran More talked about Pandya’s earliest days as a cricketer and said that the all-rounder was a surprise for everyone.
“Hardik Pandya started as a batsman leg-spinner from Baroda in my academy,” he said.
“He was unplayable in the nets and a surprise for everyone. Who is this quick bowler, bowling at 135-140 kph – was the question on everyone’s mind. He was trying to bowl quicker and quicker.”
Meanwhile, Hardik has so far played 133 international games for the India National Cricket Team and he has scored 2488 runs, including 1 century and 11 half-centuries. Also, he has picked up 17 Test, 57 ODI and 42 T20I wickets.
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