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Pointless comparing Hardik Pandya with Kapil Dev: Mohammed Azharuddin

Mohammed Azharuddin has dismissed comparisons between current Indian cricket team all-rounder Hardik Pandya and maiden ICC World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev.

cricket Updated: Jan 30, 2018 17:28 IST
Dhiman Sarkar
Dhiman Sarkar
Hindustan Times, Kolkata
Hardik Pandya,Kapil Dev,Mohammed Azharuddin
Mohammed Azharuddin feels comparing Hardik Pandya to former India captain Kapil Dev, saying there won’t be another like him. (AP)

With the kind of disdain, he would dispatch deliveries in the arc between square-leg and midwicket irrespective of where they were pitched, Mohammed Azharuddin dismissed suggestions of Hardik Pandya being the next Kapil Dev.

Speaking to reporters at a school sport’s event here where he was the chief guest, Azharuddin simply said: “There will never be another Kapil Dev.”

All talk of Pandya, therefore, to the former India captain was just that: talk.

“It is not advisable to compare them. It is not good. Because there can never be another Kapil Dev. Just think of the amount of hard work he did and the workload he too over a period of time,” said Azharuddin.

“He would bowl 20-25 overs in day. Not many people can do that.”

First Published: Jan 30, 2018 17:28 IST