Hardik has all skill sets to emulate Ben Stokes: Virat Kohli

Vastavam web: India captain Virat Kohli feels that all-rounder Hardik Pandya has all the skill sets required to emulate world’s premier all-rounder Ben Stokes.”I have a lot of faith in him (Hardik) as far as any format is concerned. If he grows in confidence you see someone like Ben Stokes, what he does for England, brings in great balance as an all-rounder. I see no reason why Hardik Pandya can’t become that for India,” Kohli said at the post- match press conference.”In the first innings, he didn’t get opportunity to bowl much but I think in the second innings, he bowled really nicely on a wicket that wasn’t offering much and he kept it in the right areas,” said Kohli.

The skipper was impressed as to how Pandya used the shirt ball and also the speed at which he bowled.His whirlwind 50 in the first innings was the difference between a total of 550 and 600.