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There is no one closer to Hardik’s talent in Indian team: Sehwag

There is no one closer to Hardik’s talent in Indian team: Sehwag
Hardik Pandya. File photo

New Delhi, May 15

All-rounder Hardik Pandya has talent unmatched by any other player in the Indian cricket team, says big-hitting former opener Virender Sehwag.

According to Sehwag, Hardik is one that has become irreplaceable in recent times.

Hardik has played a pivotal role in Mumbai Indians’ record fourth title triumph in the IPL recently, coming into the lucrative T20 league after enduring a tumultuous phase following his outrage-evoking remarks on women on a chat show.

Having served the ensuing ban, the star all-rounder pummelled 402 runs in 15 innings in the IPL at a staggering strike rate of 191.42, and a highest score of 91.

“There is no one even closer to Hardik Pandya’s talent with both bat and ball. If there was someone even closer to him, Pandya would not have made it back into the team,” Sehwag told ‘cricbuzz.com’.

Hardik is part of the 15-member Indian squad for the upcoming World Cup and is expected to leave his mark on the showpiece event with his exploits.

Along with India team-mate KL Rahul, Hardik was flown back from Australia after the duo made controversial remarks on the chat show, ‘Koffee with Karan’ earlier this year. PTI

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