India's search for the next Kapil Dev has been on for a few years now. Only recently, Hardik Pandya, a seam-bowling all-rounder, came to the fore and managed to make an impression. Now, Pandya has become a regular feature in the Indian Test side. South African great Shaun Pollock wants the 24-year-old to focus on one discipline of his game, be it batting or bowling if he wants to be a long-term prospect.
However, Pollock rates England's Ben Stokes as the finest among the current crop. "T20 cricket has made a lot of people realise that they can have the ability to contribute with both bat and ball. As far as all-rounders around the world are concerned, it's difficult to pick one but I can think of Ben Stokes. He is one of the best," the former South Africa skipper told IANS.