Brothers Hardik and Krunal Pandya usually hog the limelight while representing the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Both of them are key members of the Mumbai-based IPL outfit as they were picked for their slogging and crucial wicket-taking abilities. On Sunday, when Krunal Pandya earned his maiden T20I cap for the national team to play against the Windies at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, an elated Hardik Pandya took to Instagram to wish his brother on the achievement.
Hardik, who is still recovering from an injury he sustained during the Asia Cup 2018 said, “Well done my boy, this is what we dreamt of, lot’s of love, lot’s of love from my side.”
However, Hardik also said that he misses playing for India but feels happy to see his brother’s inclusion in the side. Apart from Krunal Pandya, fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed, too, earned his cap for the shortest format of the game.
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Krunal Pandya made an early blunder at the start of his T20I career as he fumbled at the boundary while attempting to concede four runs in the first over of the match against the Windies at the Eden Gardens.
Krunal averages 26.86 in the T20s from 62 matches. He has a highest score of 86 runs with two half-centuries to his name.