Former team India skipper and legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar on Monday said that Hardik Pandya cannot be compared to Kapil Dev.

He said the 1983 World Cup winning captain is a once in a century cricketer and cannot be compared to anyone.

In a statement to Aaj Tak, The former opener said, “Kapil Dev shouldn’t be compared to anyone. He is not just a once in generation player but a once in a century cricketer just like Sir Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar. We should not compare him with anyone.”

Gavaskar also stressed about playing an extra batsman in the second test at Lord’s as India is trailing 0-1.

“I will play one more batsman at Lord’s in the form of Pujara. He has the technique and patience required for a Test match. Whose place he’ll take will depend on the pitch.”

Moreover, the 69-year-old also seemed unhappy with Dhawan’s game and said he needs to change his game.

He also believes toss will play an important role in the game.

“For India to win the Lord’s Test, they need to win the toss and elect to bat. Look what had happened in the third Test at Johannesburg last year when South Africa, batting last against India, collapsed before reaching 200.

“Most of the teams are struggling to chase even a total anywhere near 200 in the final innings. England too might have struggled if they were chasing in place of India in the first Test at Edgbaston.”

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