The pressure of making runs has pushed the batsmen so much that by each passing game we see certain strokes, which can't be termed as a proper cricketing shots. While some of the cricket experts term these shots as 'murder of cricket', there are others who see it as a need of the hour.  But the reality is that “modern day cricket has become innovative”.

Whatever be the views, one has to admit that hard hitting is must for sustaining in T-20 cricket. In the ongoing IPL 8, there are some international hard hitting players like Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, MS Dhoni etc... But there are some young budding Indian cricketers who have shown the characteristics of becoming a hard hitter but lacks consistency.

Here we bring you the list of some young Indian cricketers who can become consistent hard hitters with slight improvements.


Hardik Pandya:
The right handed batsman who plays for Baroda in Ranji, gained much popularity from his match-winning innings of 61 off 31 balls at the strike rate of 197 against Kolkata Knight Riders. Hardik played that innings when Kieron Pollard was continuously mistiming the bowl. But, Hardik made batting look so easy on that track where all his team-mates failed to score freely.


Deepak Hooda: The young lad from Haryana has the potential to become a good lower-order batsman proving handy in death overs. His innings against Delhi Daredevils for Rajasthan Royals gained him a lot appreciation but he has to become consistent for long run.


Pawan Negi:
The Left-arm orthodox bowler has shown his talent with bat in small contribution for Chennai Super Kings. Negi without a strong built can be handy with bat, if pushed to play up in the batting order.


Karn Sharma:
He all alone took KKR's Johan Botha and hit three continuous sixes and almost scared the  Kolkata dug-out. Karn who plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad, has also been useful for SRH in previous IPL season. Karn a Right-arm legbreak bowler has the power and with some consistency can be a much improved player.  


Sarfaraz Khan:
The 17 year-old young boy who plays for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy can be termed as a next big thing in Indian cricket. Playing alongside Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli, Sarfaraz can learn and benefit a lot.

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