New Delhi: Tuesday was a special day for Indian cricket fans. Not only did India register a convincing win by 66 runs in the first ODI against England in Pune, but this match also became special for the debut players. Krunal Pandya made his debut in this match. During this, he looked very emotional.
When Krunal made a brilliant fifty in 26 balls, he hugged younger brother Hardik Pandya and cried a lot. Both brothers were very emotional on this moment. Krunal became so emotional that he could not say a word about his achievement after the match. He could not speak properly.
However, Krunal later said that he wanted to dedicate this innings to his late father. His father died of a heart attack in January. At that time, Krunal was playing the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for Baroda.
Krunal is the brother of Hardik Pandya, another all-rounder playing for India. Both play for Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
Severely broken by father’s death
Team India’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya’s father died of cardiac arrest on 16 January. Krunal was playing for Baroda in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament.
The Pandya brothers are badly broken by the father’s demise. Hardik Pandya recently shared an emotional video of every moment he spent with his father. His father has been a big contributor to making Hardik and Krunal a cricketer. He changed the city to make sons cricketers, closed down to business and settled in another city. Even after the father’s death, both brothers wept bitterly.