Hardik Pandya, a young man from a small town in Gujarat, captures the charisma and sway of modern-day Indian cricketers

The all-rounder was taken to the big stage after constant exposure to prime-time television in the form of the Indian Premier League.

Pandya is a modern icon of courage in the Indian team. After going through the toughest pressures of domestic cricket, Pandya rose to prominence......

Pandya declared himself to the world during the IPL, his outstanding ability to strike the ball, his outstanding fielding

When he was soaked in the pressure, he lifted the world up and came to terms with the crisis, played a key role in the Mumbai franchise's second title win 

The Indian public and critics, who never fail to compare, immediately had the inevitable question at their fingertips: Has India found their first 

Pandya is not leaning towards the ball. In fact, it was his all-around prowess that caught the attention of the T20 franchises

Pandya's qualification was duly rewarded when he was named in India's ODI squad for the home series against New Zealand in 2016.

During this time, he worked on his swing bowling skills, and regularly touched 140, disturbing the batsmen. In fact, being part of the 2016 T20 World Cup

Pandya is relatively new to the Indian team and has already played some great knocks with the bat in ODIs, chasing some tough runs and collecting quick runs if needed

Pandya could form an important element of the team and form an important alliance with Dhoni, batting around his stability as his apprentice to finish the games.

His batting, though highly aggressive, requires a lot of work as he continues to display a single-dimensional, all-out attack mode in his batting