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Is Hardik Pandya the next Kapil Dev for team India

Is Hardik as valuable as Kapil Dev?  

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  1. 1. Is Hardik as valuable as Kapil Dev?

    • Yes, his contributions at least in limited overs cricket makes him invaluable
    • No, he has a LONG way to go to even elicit a comparison with Kapil Dev
    • Hardik Pandya is only hyped "bits and pieces" player. He can never be as valuable.


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12 hours ago, maniac said:

Different standards and different times . Can Pandya’s body take as much bowling as Kapil Dev did in his career? Having a 6pack is not the same as being match fit.

 

can Pandya’s body last playing a 5 match series and bowl as many overs as Dev did?

 

Also Pandya has the luxury of world class fitness experts and dieticians,Kapil Dev was being fed 2-3 chapatis in his domestic days and he said how can a fast bowler survive on such diet.

 

I have seen 80 year old grandma in a village work 15 hours a day and sleep for 4-5 hours and look fresh where as a 25-30 year old urban man/woman  getting absolutely fatigued after 8 hours of desk job and maybe working out for an hour. Just because the urban person is more well toned doesn’t mean they have the same fitness levels.

 

Both are different cricketers and bodies are different too.  Kapil dev had less injuries does not mean he was supremely fit, may b e because he was blessed with that body. Also, Kapil Dev played many matches even with injuries which is not possible in today's time where you are playing every week.  he had not missed matches does not mean he did not have injuries.  In those amateur days, players played with injuries.  when there was no media, not as much expectations as today and pressure, even if they played with injury and under-performed, no questions were asked.  Ask yourself a question, why the likes of Garner and Holding played so less test cricket.  Holding was no less fitter than Kapil Dev and far greater fast bowler.  Holding was a sprinter and champion for Jamaica.  also, Kapil has been infamous for many off field things he did as a cricketer to keep his place secure and against his fellow cricketers.  There are not many ex-cricketers who talk highly about him as a person.

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10 hours ago, mishra said:

What i meant was Pandya by end of his career can try to be comparable to Prabhakar in terms of stats. 

Prabhakar was far ahead off Pandya and was opener bowler.

if you want someone in middle order who batted and bowled few overs, then like for like would be Robin Singh

but Prabhkar as a batsman was mediocre at best.

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Until Pandya becomes a regular and indispensable part of the test team, he can't be compared to a rare cricketer such as Kapil Dev. Let him just be himself.

 

I'd be happy if he can grow into a #5 who can hit 100s, and a reliable (10 overs) 3rd seamer for starters before hoping for more.

 

As of now, he is still an integral part of the ODI team, and he has time on his sides to achieve more.

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No comparisons but hope Pandya uses his batting talent better than Kapil did. Kapil was easily capable of averaging 35+ across formats if only he had some patience. Pandya has similar ability and should focus on getting there. In bowling, he has the pace, can bowl cutters, has a deceptive bounce but will have to add some more skills to become a true blue world class all rounder. 

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1 minute ago, mishra said:

Who seriously thinks Pandya has potential to win us a game with bat or ball. Absolutely No one!

Thats where Pandya is after backing for over 2 years. 

He is allready 25. So all he has is 7 -8 years of serious playing career.

Pandya has done that multiple times! 

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3 minutes ago, zen said:

Pandya has done that multiple times! 

I m sorry, i don’t remember any. He has shown some moments of brilliance, but even in icf, you can see the desperation aming fans. They all know, once top 3 are gone, we are done.

in tests, Pandya will not make it unless its sena helpfull conditions 

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1 minute ago, mishra said:

I m sorry, i don’t remember any. He has shown some moments of brilliance, but even in icf, you can see the desperation aming fans. They all know, once top 3 are gone, we are done.

in tests, Pandya will not make it unless its sena helpfull conditions 

If you do not remember, it is your problem. I recommend visiting cricinfo and checking his performance in wins :winky:

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For reference, Kapil's last 50+ score in ODIs was on Jan 22 1988 and he retired in Oct 1994 

 

Kapil's batting since his last 50:

 

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Career averages
  Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0  
unfiltered 1978-1994 225 198 39 3783 175* 23.79 3979 95.07 1 14 13 Profile
filtered 1988-1994 105 89 18 1271 49* 17.90 1589 79.98 0 0 4

 

  • So he went 6+ years w/o even scoring a 50 :facepalm:

 

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18 hours ago, mishra said:

I m sorry, i don’t remember any. He has shown some moments of brilliance, but even in icf, you can see the desperation aming fans. They all know, once top 3 are gone, we are done.

in tests, Pandya will not make it unless its sena helpfull conditions 

In tests, his place is not sure. Kohli dropped him for 3rd and 4th test in Australia. He needs to first establish himself as a guaranteed selection in playing 11. He has played just 11 tests, so there is very little test experience and we hope if Kohli gradually gives him more test matches he will grab the much needed experience faster which may help him perform better in test format and fix his spot in playing 11.

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Just now, Straight Drive said:

In tests, his place is not sure. Kohli dropped him for 3rd and 4th test in Australia. He needs to first establish himself as a guaranteed selection in playing 11. He has played just 11 tests, so there is very little test experience and we hope if Kohli gradually gives him more test matches he will grab the much needed experience faster which may help him perform better in test format and fix his spot in playing 11.

You don't make good players just by giving them exposure in every test, FC is there for a reason!

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10 minutes ago, R!TTER said:

You don't make good players just by giving them exposure in every test, FC is there for a reason!

Agree that even if Kohli picks him in playing 11 it is upto players to improve. I  said that there is a chance of him getting better if he is picked in test team if he makes use of experience. Also agree that he should have been released to play Ranji matches considering that he was dropped. He could have easily played two Ranji matches. 

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8 minutes ago, sarcastic said:

Could not help bump this thread.

It is probably safe now to say that he stamped his name as the best allrounder who played for India with the (possible) exception of Kapil Dev.

 

Kapil was a bowling AR, while Hardik is a batting one .... If playing at the same time, Ind would need both of them in the 11 

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Just now, sarcastic said:

Showed up with the bat big time after a long gap but failed to impress as much with the ball.

Still the verdict is on Hardik Pandya if he can be comparable to the great Kapil Dev.


If the jury is out 6 years after debut than about time we realize it will never happen. KD debuted in 79 and by 83 was a wc winning captain.

 

at best we can hope Pandya to become a fine specialist loi utility player.

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