Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun said that all-rounder Hardik Pandya has a string of well performing always which made his consistent improvement. Pandya recently performs well in the Test series against Sri Lanka and grabs the eyeball and show a lot of applause.
Bowling coach Arun said to cribuzz.com about work in progress of Pandya’s, “If you look at Hardik, he works up very good speeds and bowls 135 plus consistently. We need to have our options open throughout so we like to try out different bowlers at different point of time.”
Arun further said that Pandya’s is looking to develop his bowling skills. “More than me I think Hardik wants to bowl those 10 overs and he does understand that to bowl those 10 overs he needs to work more on his skills and become more skillful.”
“He is someone who works really hard and he is not afraid of trying different things. So my job is a lot easier to be working with somebody like Hardik who wants to upgrade on his skill.”
Talking about time-frame to improve Pandya’s skill, Arun said, “If you ask me the time-frame if I ask them to do something I would like to see them do it immediately. But each bowler takes a little while to be able to do that in a match.”
“You need to put in some hours of practice and you need to perfect that in practice before you are able to put that skill in the match. Not only Hardik, it depends on what the bowler is capable of doing, not only their actions but what is easier for them to do. So it is my job to understand that and give them the right feedback.”
Former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene also said about Hardik performances, he said “He is an amazing talent, especially in the shorter formats of the game. To have someone who can bowl between 130-140kmph is a great addition to the side. You saw his batting skills as well. He has the temperament to go big when he needs to. At the same time, he can bat for time. It gives India a lot of options.”