Jul 19, 2022, 10:46 IST

Gavaskar's big prediction about Pant, Pandya- Telling the duo replica of Dhoni and Yuvraj!!


Legendary Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar lauded praises for Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya telling- "It can definitely happen," Gavaskar told Sports Tak when asked if Pant and Pandya's pair can replicate the success MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh experienced as a duo. The kind of sixes Yuvraj and Dhoni used to hit, the way they steadied the innings, the way they ran between the wicket, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant can be that pair for India. And just like Dhoni and Yuvraj used to hit sixes, I hope Pandya and Pant can win the hearts of cricket fans."

Sunil Gavaskar believes the Pant-Pandya pair can win matches for India like Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni did. (Getty Images)

On Sunday, as Pant and Pandya made 133 in partnership in India's five-wicket series-clinching win against England. The cricket icon believes the Pant-Pandya pair can go a long way and win many more matches for India just like Yuvraj and Dhoni did.

Dhoni and Yuvraj batted together 67 times for India and scored 3105 runs at a 51.75 average, including 10 centuries and 13 fifty-run stands. Some of Dhoni and Yuvraj's most memorable partnerships include 158 runs against Zimbabwe in 2005, 102 not out against Australia in 2013, 148 against Australia in 2009, and 102 unbeaten against Pakistan in 2006. In 2017, Dhoni and Yuvraj added 256 runs for the fourth wicket, both scoring centuri