Experts laud Hardik Pandya’s all-round rescue effort at Cape Town

If it weren’t for Hardik Pandya, India would have been staring at a heavy defeat in the first Test against South Africa at Cape Town. But the all-rounder’s effort with the bat and ball has given the visitors an outside chance of saving, and possibly, winning the game after reeling at 92/7 in the second session. A 95-ball 93 in testing conditions against a testing attack, followed by two wickets at the fag end of Day 2 was commended by many on social media.

Here’s a selection of them:

This stat sheds light on how important Pandya’s innings was!

Pandya’s 93 came on the same day as Kapil Dev’s birthday. Mohandas Menon was reminded of India’s World Cup winning captain for a different reason. High praise indeed!

Okay, this is not an expert opinion but conveys the feeling!


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