Ganguly feels that Hardik Pandya should return to Test cricket

Hardik Pandya - Mohammed Shami - Gujarat Titans

Former BCCI President and India skipper, Sourav Ganguly has recently kept his opinions on star allrounder, Hardik Pandya.

According to Ganguly, Pandya should now look to make his comeback into the Test fold for India after performing well in limited-overs cricket.

Since 2022, Pandya has been in superb form ever since he led Gujarat Titans to their maiden win in the IPL.

Furthermore, he is now an important asset for India when it comes to ODIs and T20Is but has not given enough thought about Test cricket.

Which is why Ganguly has stressed that Hardik is a Test asset for India and has termed him a special cricketer.

Says Ganguly,

There will be specialists in T20s. There’s Hardik Pandya although I still feel he is an asset in Test cricket also and he should come back to Test cricket because that’s what he will be remembered for. He is a specialist in ODIs and T20Is. But he is a very special cricketer.

Pandya’s last Test series was against England back in 2018 where he suffered a severe back injury that hampered his bowling a lot.

After that, he was sidelined by the BCCI for a long time and he has never been picked for the longest format ever.

However, he made a splendid comeback in IPL 2022 where he led the Gujarat Titans to their first-ever victory against Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals.

For Ganguly, a player must have good rhythm when he is playing cricket

On the other hand, Ganguly has also stressed the fact that every player must maintain his rhythm when playing cricket.

According to Ganguly, rhythm is the most important asset for any player and has also stated that the selectors should keep a certain group of players for all three formats.

Good players adjust in all formats. India has so much talent that there will be some players common in all formats. That’s the way it should be. Because I feel rhythm in sport is very important. I don’t think the selectors do it that way with whatever my experience was in the BCCI.

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