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Pandya has a long way to go: Ghavri

Mumbai: Karsan Ghavri believes that in-form all-rounder Hardik Pandya is nowhere near Kapil Dev yet.

“He (Kapil) is being so modest to say — I read in the newspaper — that Hardik Pandya is a better all-rounder than him. In my view, Pandya is still nowhere near Kapil,” former India bowler Ghavri, who opened the bowling with Kapil in several Test matches, said.

“And even if he has to reach there, he has got a long, long way to go. It’s a very difficult comparison, but he is nowhere near Kapil right now,” Ghavri added.

“Time will tell how far Pandya can get close to Kapil’s achievement or whatever Kapil has done. Time will tell you everything,” said 66-year-old Ghavri.

Ghavri praised India bowlers for their showing in the first Test in Cape Town which India lost by 72 runs, chasing a modest 208, and blamed the batsmen. “We bowled extremely well in both the innings.” 

PTI

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