Hardik Pandya's body cannot cope with Test cricket: Ravi Shastri – Sporting News

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes that Hardik Pandya isn’t physically cut out to be a regular in the Test side. 
Pandya has often struggled with injuries, which has left him out of contention for Test cricket. He made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2017 and some good displays with both bat and ball made him a regular in the side.
He was part of the India squad that toured England in 2018 and was included in the Test squad for all five Tests. However, he hasn’t played a single Test for India following that tour.
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Ravi Shastri gave an interview to The Week, where he talked about various topics. Shastri claimed that Pandya should stick to white-ball cricket and forget about becoming a regular in Tests.
“Let’s be clear. His body (Hardik) cannot cope with Test cricket. After the World Cup, I feel he should take over captaincy in white-ball cricket. Rohit should lead India in the World Cup, no question there.”
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Shastri also talked about Sanju Samson, who has been selected for the ODI squad for the tour of West Indies, but has struggled to convince the management that he can be a regular.
“There is Sanju (Samson), who I believe is yet to realise his potential. He is a match-winner. There is something that is missing. I will be disappointed if he does not finish his career all guns blazing. It is like when I was the coach, I would have been disappointed if Rohit Sharma had not played in my side as a regular Test player. Hence, his opening the batting. I feel similar with Sanju.”
Parshva is a Content Producer for The Sporting News' India edition.







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