No one close to Hardik's talent in the team, says Sehwag

The former Indian opener hailed Hardik Pandya for his exploits in the IPL, calling his talents with bat and ball irreplaceable to the team ahead of the World Cup.

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According to Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag, Hardik Pandya has become irreplaceable to the team in recent times.   -  AFP

All-rounder Hardik Pandya has talent unmatched by any other player in the Indian cricket team, says big-hitting former opener Virender Sehwag.

According to Sehwag, Hardik is one that has become irreplaceable in recent times.

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Hardik has played a pivotal role in Mumbai Indians’ record fourth title triumph in the IPL recently, coming into the lucrative T20 league after enduring a tumultuous phase following his outrage-evoking remarks on women on a chat show.

Having served the ensuing ban, the star all-rounder pummelled 402 runs in 15 innings in the IPL at a staggering strike rate of 191.42, and a highest score of 91.

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“There is no one even closer to Hardik Pandya’s talent with both bat and ball. If there was someone even close to him, Pandya would not have made it back into the team,” Sehwag told cricbuzz.com

Hardik is part of the 15-man Indian squad for the upcoming World Cup and is expected to leave his mark on the showpiece with his exploits.