‘He is the most valuable T20 cricketer in world right now’: Brad Hogg appreciates 28-year-old India star
Former Australia leg-spinner Brad Hogg took to his YouTube channel to talk about some players he was impressed by in the last month of international cricket. Hogg, who represented Australia and the Rajasthan Royals in T20 matches as an early pioneer of the qualities of leg-spin in the shortest format, now has a YouTube platform with more than 130,000 subscribers with whom he shares his thoughts regarding cricket in a series known as ‘Hogg’s Vlogs’.
In a recent video, he said that “Players who have really impressed me over the last month, that really love those pressure situations, are Daryl Mitchell from New Zealand, and Hardik Pandya from India.” Pandya has enjoyed a highly successful series against South Africa this month, averaging 58.50 with the bat while also striking at above 150. Hogg is latest in a line of appreciation for Pandya, whose mature performances have added a new element to his game.
“He wants those tough moments when his team’s back is against the wall, he wants to go out there and deliver, whether it’s with bat or ball. He is adaptable: the other night he came into those final overs and was able to find the boundary from ball one. Not many people can do that. And he can go up and do a job at the top of the order if they lose early wickets as well,” Hogg said.