Mumbai: Former India opener Virender Sehwag believes that Hardik Pandya will be a key member of the Indian team if he starts bowling.
Due to a back injury, all-rounder Hardik Pandya stopped bowling.
The fast bowler all-rounder also played as a pure batsman in the white ball series against Australia. However, the all-rounder bowled a few overs in the second ODI against Australia and fulfilled the requirement of a sixth bowling option for Man in Blue.
Sehwag said, “If had been bowling, he would have been part of the Test team. It is possible that Hardik Pandya asked the selectors not to consider him for the Test matches as he is not fit bowl and that he will only play in the ODIs and T20Is and that he will join his family.”
“But there is no doubt that when he starts bowling, he will be an important part of the Test team because of the way he bats in one-day cricket or T20I, imagine if he starts scoring those quick runs at No.6 or No.7 in Test cricket, India will be in a good position to win Test matches,” he added.
India and Australia will now be seen in action in the upcoming four-match Test series. The series will be broadcast on Sony Ten 3, and Sony six channels. The first Test of the series will be a pink ball competition, which starts on 17 December.