Krunal Pandya launches long delivery and keeps it long for six. The next ball makes four towards the same area. Pump fists and roars can be heard from Pandya senior. Yes, it was the last leg of the Mumbai India round, but they beat first.
Pandya’s little celebration after scoring 10 of the first two balls might seem a bit over the top, some might even believe it was her way of letting the MI team management know about her intentions, after all, she had been hitting too low the whole match. season. But that’s neither. It really is Krunal Pandyathe way to ‘go’.
“No, no, it’s not for anyone, that’s how I started. In some games, I just want to get that extra, it’s not like I want to show anyone, it’s just that I want to take advantage of those four balls. I’ve never fought before (In this case IPL) so I’m really excited, ”Krunal told the Hindustan Times during a media interaction on Sunday.
That SRH match, where he destroyed 20 out of 4 balls, wasn’t the only example of this IPL Krunal has decided to ‘pump himself up’ with a roar, or clapping. That continued in the next few games as well. The reason may be due to the ball point for David Warner, or tight to Andre Russell, who Krunal believes is not short of gold in T20 cricket.
“It’s not just about the goal. “Sometimes if you throw 2 overs for 12 rounds in the T20s, that’s gold,” said Krunal.
If one needs more insight into that person’s Krunal Pandya and how he or she actually approaches the T20 game, his satisfaction playing a cameo or bowling is ideal material.
“I never thought of scoring that big goal. The T20 is about impactful performance. “If you throw 1 ball well or hit six balls well then you can change the momentum of the game,” said Krunal.
0/23, 2/26, 0/22 are just a few examples of how Krunal’s ‘impact’ performance at the IPL has helped MI remain at the top half of the points table. And when you try to get him to admit he didn’t have the ball early in the tournament, he quickly points out the overs he threw in the match.
“It’s not that I don’t play bowling well. In the first game, I gave 37 runs but you have to see what time I go bowling. I threw over 18s and 19s, so overs were challenging and I like that challenge, “said Krunal.
Kieron Pollard describes himself and the Pandya brothers – Hardik and Krunal – as the ‘machine room’ for MI and more often than not machines have to do selfless but important work, Krunal knows this and doesn’t have the slightest problem with it.
“Yes, I played this role for the last four-five overs. This year I also loved the way I did batting and bowling. “It’s a selfless job, but I like the difficult situation and I’m looking forward to it as a player,” he said.
Krunal hopes this small but significant show will open the doors of the Indian team once again.
“I want to return to the Indian team, I have played 18 games in about a year. And I’m doing pretty well. I got MoM in New Zealand, in Australia and got Man of the Series against West Indies. In batting too, I’m quite happy with what I’ve done playing for India. “With this season’s way, I can’t wait to come back,” he added.