Hardik Pandya made an impressive Test debut, making 50 off 49 balls at Galle as India thrashed Sri Lanka by 304 runs in the opening Test.
Speaking to PTI about his first Test, Pandya said, "Even when I was batting, it felt like batting in one-dayers. The scenario was perfect for me. As an international cricketer, you need to be smart as in terms of preparation. While switching formats, there is a switch in mindset but skill sets generally don't change."
In a special interaction, Cheteshwar Pujara felt he Pandya can emulate Yuvraj Singh's feat of hitting six sixes in an over.
Asked about playing horizontal bat shots, Pandya added, "I never tried too many pull shots earlier. I am happy that it came off."
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli wants him to be the Ben Stokes, but Pandya says, "My favourite has always been Jacques Kallis for his amazing record across all formats -- scoring those big runs batting at No 3, all those wickets."
--By A Cricket Correspondent