Here’s How Hardik Pandya Used To Look When Jacques Kallis Made His Debut
Jacques Kallis is regarded as arguably the greatest all-rounder of all-time and perhaps even the most complete cricketer the game has ever seen. The South African giant amassed 13289 ODI runs and 11579 Test runs along with taking over 250 wickets in each of those two formats. With 25534 international runs, Jacques Kallis is South …
Jacques Kallis is regarded as arguably the greatest all-rounder of all-time and perhaps even the most complete cricketer the game has ever seen. The South African giant amassed 13289 ODI runs and 11579 Test runs along with taking over 250 wickets in each of those two formats.
With 25534 international runs, Jacques Kallis is South Africa’s all-time top run-scorer and fifth overall in the world; and with 572 wickets, he is his country’s fifth-highest wicket-taker in international cricket. Numbers such as these have made many fans claim Jacques Kallis as the greatest all-rounder of all time.
Indian haven’t had many great seam-bowling all-rounders. Kapil Dev still remains India’s greatest seam-bowling all-rounder. And while there were a few others after Dev’s retirement who impressed for a short time, they faded just as soon. Irfan Pathan attained success in the three formats but his career ended prematurely.
Now, Hardik Pandya, ever since his emergence in the IPL and after being fast-tracked in the Indian team, is considered India’s best pace-bowling all-rounder since Kapil Dev.
How old was Hardik Pandya when Jacques Kallis made his international debut?
Pandya was born in Gujarat on October 11, 1993, while Jacques Kallis made his South Africa debut on December 14, 1995, in a Test match against England in Durban.
So, Hardik Pandya was 2 years and 2 months old when Jacques Kallis made his international debut.
Having made his India debut in 2016, Hardik has so far featured in 11 Tests, 66 ODIs and 67 T20Is. He’s scored 532 Test runs with a century in Sri Lanka and has taken a five-wicket haul in England; however, due to back injury issues, Hardik hasn’t played a Test match since 2018.
He has been a significant and vital part of India’s white-ball teams – he averages 33 in ODIs and 23 in T20Is with the bat and has over 110 scalps with the ball to his name in the two white-ball formats.
Hardik Pandya is now a strong candidate for India’s captaincy in the future
Pandya has had a dream run in 2022: after returning from a four-month break, captain Hardik Pandya led Gujarat Titans to their maiden IPL title in their debut season; he returned to India’s line-up and was also made the captain for the Ireland tour.