Hardik Pandya is better than me, says Kapil Dev

Pandya steps up and shines in India's No 4 project

Pandya's approach towards the spinner helped India in the run chase when the wickets were falling. "I mean you can't score everyday but yeah, backing yourself is pretty important". He has scored two match- winning half-centuries in three games so far.

Lloyd went on to say "He seems to have a lot to say to the batsmen, I'm not sure I'm agreeing with all that".

"And I used to hit sixes before too, it's just that I am hitting them at a higher level now. I have been hitting sixes since childhood otherwise", Pandya told reporters at the post-match press conference. India's successful opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane was back in the pavilion after putting together a century stand. India still needed over 250 runs in 28 overs and Pandya rose to the occasion with a huge six off the fourth ball he faced.

On Sunday night, he was offered his third opportunity to bat at the key position of No. 4 for his team.

Hardik Pandya replied to Sanga's tweet and called him "Sir". "That's why I waited till (Zampa's) seventh over and then I got the opportunity to change the momentum".

Kohli praised his team after the latest win against the once mighty Australians, who have been outplayed in India.

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It was a crucial phase in the run chase against Australia in the third ODI when Pandya walked into bat this Sunday.

"It does not make any difference where I bat", Pandya asserted.

Many legends and experts have already hailed Pandya as one of the greatest gifts the sport has received in a long time. His partnerships of 56 and 78 with Kohli and Manish Pandey respectively also showcased his maturity where he could hang in and play according to the situation.

However, Finch's innings came to an end when he was caught by Kedar Jadhav at deep midwicket off the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav for 124, which came off 125 balls and included 12 boundaries and five sixes. "Well, obviously when they were 207 for 1 or so in 35 overs, even we thought they might get to 330-340, being practical since we ourselves play so much cricket". He felt we needed to attack the spinner.

However legendary spinner Bishan Singh Bedi believes India have not been tested by opposition teams, barring the Champions Trophy final in June against Pakistan which they lost by 180 runs. I tried and it came out pretty well. "This concept of "play your natural game", which I hear all the time, frustrates me because there's no such thing in my belief as "natural game", Dravid added.

The all-rounder, hence, has been a subject of comparison with India legend Kapil Dev, who is regarded the best all-rounder the nation has produced.

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