Mumbai Indians star Krunal Pandya was given his ODI cap on Tuesday by his brother Hardik Pandya and broke into tears soon after the other team-mates congratulated him.
Krunal Pandya was given his ODI cap on Tuesday (Courtesy of BCCI)
- Pandya got his maiden ODI cap in the first match against England in Pune on Tuesday
- Krunal has played 18 T20Is for India and has 121 runs at an average of 26
- The all-rounder has done extremely well for Mumbai Indians in the IPL
Mumbai Indians all-rounder Krunal Pandya on Tuesday earned his maiden ODI cap for Team India in the first match against England in Pune.
Krunal has played 18 T20Is for India and has 121 runs at an average of 26. He was given his ODI cap by his brother Hardik Pandya and broke into tears soon after the other members of the team congratulated him.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 23, 2021
Krunal has been included in the squad based on his good performance in both IPL 2020 and Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 campaign. Krunal scored 388 runs in 5 innings in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 which included two tons and two fifties.
The other player to make a debut for India on Tuesday was Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler Prasidh Krishna. The 25-year-old has been impressive in the domestic circuit for the last 4-5 years with incredible performances in Vijay Hazare Trophy in the 2017-18 season.
He was the second-highest wicket-taker (17), behind Mohammed Siraj in the season where his team Karnataka went on to take the title. He followed it up with another successful season in 2019-20 where he once again took 17 wickets.
He was picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2018 due to his performance in Vijay Hazare Trophy and went on take 10 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 26.
He has played irregularly for the KKR franchise in the following two years and picked up a total of 18 wickets in 24 matches for the team. He has a tendency to be a little expensive though as his economy rate in IPL is 9.33