Previous India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has saved huge recognition for the youthful team of Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya, saying that the two hitters have the stuff to duplicate the progress of MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh in their time.
In the mid 2000s, Yuvraj and Dhoni were essential for the absolute most important game dominating organizations in Indian cricket, including their unbeaten 54-run stand against Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup last.
On Sunday, as Pant and Pandya featured in India’s five-wicket series securing win against England, with an organization of 133 runs, Gavaskar made an enormous expectation about the pair. The cricket symbol accepts the Pant-Pandya pair can go quite far and win a lot more counterparts for India very much like Yuvraj and Dhoni did.
“It can definitely happen,” Gavaskar told Sports Tak when asked if Pant and Pandya’s pair can replicate the success MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh experienced as a duo. The kind of sixes Yuvraj and Dhoni used to hit, the way they steadied the innings, the way they ran between the wicket, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant can be that pair for India. And just like Dhoni and Yuvraj used to hit sixes, I hope Pandya and Pant can win the hearts of cricket fans.”
Between 2005 and 2017, Dhoni and Yuvraj batted with one another for India on 67 events and out collectively 3105 runs at a median of 51.75, together with 10 century and 13 fifty-run stands. The 158-run partnership towards Zimbabwe in 2005, 102 not out towards Australia in 2013, 148 towards Australia once more in 2009 and one other unbeaten 102-run alliance towards Pakistan in 2006 are a number of the most memorable partnerships shared by Dhoni and Yuvraj. Their highest partnership in ODIs got here in 2017, when Dhoni and Yuvraj added an enormous 256-run stand for the fourth wicket with each scoring a century every.