Australia’s former Chinaman, Brad Hogg has rated Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim better than India’s sensational power-hitter, Hardik Pandya. It is quite notable that Pandya has been one of the most destructive all-rounders in recent times.
However, Pandya missed a major chunk of the 2019 season due to back injury which has kept him away from international cricket for a long time now.
Pandya was expected to make a comeback with the Indian team for the India-South Africa ODI series but unfortunately, the series was called off due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, Brad Hogg believes that Imad Wasim is a better all-rounder than Pandya and expects Pandya to make a strong comeback.
Brad Hogg Rates Imad Wasim Better Than Hardik Pandya
Hogg picked Wasim over Pandya as his favourite all-rounder in the gentlemen’s game. “Going to go @simadwasim on this one,” the 2003 World Cup winner with Australia tweeted. Wasim has played for Pakistan in as many as 53 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 43 T20Is. The Pakistan star is yet to make his debut for the Pakistani national side in the longest and oldest format of the game.
Hogg Expects Pandya To Make A Stronger Comeback
Though Hogg went for Wasim over Pandya while answering a fan query, the ex-Australian spinner also tipped the Indian-all rounder to make a sizzling return when he gets back in business. The retired Aussie cricketer claimed that Pandya will deliver the goods for the Virat Kohli-led Team India better than before. “But watch out, I have a great feeling @hardikpandya7 when he is fully fit and back in business will deliver better than before. #hoggytime,” Hogg tweeted.
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— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) March 27, 2020
Hardik Pandya has been a gem of an all-rounder for team India. So far, he has played 11 Test matches scoring 532 runs and picking 17 wickets. In the ODIs, he has played 54 games and scored 957 runs along with picking 54 wickets.
In T20Is, Pandya has 40 games to his credit wherein he has scored 310 runs and picked up 38 wickets.