Venkatesh Iyer recently made a clear statement on being repeatedly compared with Hardik Pandya during an interview. The KKR all-rounder went on to call Pandya a ‘superstar’. He appreciated the Gujarat Titans skipper’s remarkable performance for the national team.
Iyer said,”Hardik Pandya is a superstar of the game. It will be an immense opportunity for me to learn so much from him. He has won so many games for our country and I hope he keeps doing so.” said Iyer.
“I am taking it as a beautiful opportunity to learn and observe him. There is no competition between us, he is way ahead, and I would like to play alongside him,” he added.
Hardik Pandya, The all-rounder from Baroda has delivered an astonishing performance over the years in all three departments for the Indian team. He has represented the national side in more than 100 plus games so far in his early career. Pandya has played a huge role in the success of Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
Venkatesh Iyer, pace all-rounder, delivered a remarkable performance in the stage of IPL22.
Both the all-rounders are named in India’s squad for the upcoming home T20 series against South Africa. Pandya is making his comeback after the injury while Iyer has been part of the team for the last few months now.