The Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya is making headlines for his blistering performances with bat against Australia. He has emerged as a good bowler and can be the third seamer of team India. Pandya has not only impressed the Indian cricket fans but also former cricketers and former Australian player Dean Jones is one of them.
On Sunday, Dean Jones took to Twitter to praise Hardik Pandya and in an attempt to show his appreciation for the cricketer, he went on to compare Hardik’s bowling action with West-Indian legend Michael Holding’s bowling action.
He tweeted, “Does anyone think that @hardikpandya7 bowling action similar to Michael Holding? Obviously speed is different, but similar.”
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) September 24, 2017
As soon as Dean Jones made this tweet, Twitterati started trolling him as the comparison didn’t go well with the fans of Michael Holding!
Stop smoking weed while tweeting:
— Mukesh Singh (@MukeshRoars) September 26, 2017
Are you high?
Deano what are you smoking these days? Must be some very good stuff that you are thinking like this
— Majid Arab (@MajidArab7) September 24, 2017
No please.Don't compare kids to legends.
— Sanjay Nair (@sanjayadcb) September 25, 2017
— Viju Varghese (@vijuav) September 24, 2017
Twitterati showed their disagreement:
You are an authority Deano but I beg to differ
— Sarmad Qureshi (@SarmadQureshi) September 24, 2017
However, there were few who agreed too:
Mm agree sir
— බචාව්-THE LUNATIC (@DilanRangikaDs) September 24, 2017
But He bats better than Holding🙅
— Sai (@iamsaisankar) September 24, 2017
Michael Holding, the West-Indian bowling legend, is also known as “Whispering Death” for his almost silent run-up. He played 102 ODIs and took 142 wickets while in the test cricket, he took 249 wickets in 60 matches. His last ODI was against England in 1987.
Earlier Kumar Sangakkara, the former Sri Lankan cricketer, also praised Hardik and called him a “very special player.”
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) September 24, 2017
The 23-yr cricketer has played only 24 ODIs till now since his debut and has won the title of “Man of the Match” three times so far.
Do you also feel that Hardik’s bowling action is similar to Michael Holding’s bowling action? Do let us know your views!