Who is Krunal Pandya?
Krunal Himanshu Pandya, best known as Krunal Pandya, is the latest addition to the Indian Cricket team. He made his international debut in 2018. He is an all-rounder star. He bats with his left hand and his bowling style involves left-arm slow orthodox. Born in 24th March 1999 to a Gujrati family in Ahmedabad. The all-rounder is related to Hardik Pandya, who is yet another famous cricketer. He has played for cricket at both domestic and international level. On the domestic level, he plays for Baroda and is part of the Mumbai Indians for the IPL series.
Krunal Pandya’s career
Krunal started playing for Baroda in the 2016-2017 Ranji Trophy. He has a first-class debut. It didn’t take him long to create a reputation of the leading run scorer and wicket taker of his team. In the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2016, the cricketing authorities had no choice but to take notice of this boy from Ahmedabad. Krunal made 399 runs in eight matches! He also made three half centuries during the match.
His scores in bowling were just as good. He claimed 11 wickets and his economy rate was 4.82.
He was also part of the India A tri-series squad that won the match against Sri Lanka A and Afghanistan A. He received a call to play for the 2018-2019 Deodhar Trophy in India A’s team. He assumed the role of a Baroda captain for the 2019-2020 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
He made his IPL debut in 2016, after he was purchased by the Mumbai Indians at a base rate of 2 crores. His first match was against the Gujrat Lions. He was named Player of the Match in his victory against Rising Pune Supergiant. After he bowled over Zaheer Khan and Quinton De Kock of Delhi Daredevils, he again won the Player of the Match title.
Krunal’s national call came in 2018 when he made his T20 debut against West Indies. He was selected for the ODI squad for the match against England in March 2021.
Krunal Pandya’s scandal
Krunal Pandya received a lot of attention for his aggressive behaviour on the field in the IPL 2021. He was mercilessly trolled by the netizens who created memes and shared them across social media platforms. Later, he again received hit for throwing moisturizer at Anukul Roy.
Krunal Pandya’s wife
Krunal tied the knot with Pankhuri Sharma in 2017. The couple has been happily married ever since.