“I Felt Your Presence With Me,” Krunal Pandya Remembers His Late Father During ODI Debut

Team India won the first match in the ODI series against England by 66 runs yesterday and talking about the victory is incomplete without mentioning the ODI debut of all-rounder Krunal Pandya.

According to India Today, he scored 59 runs off 31 balls registering the fastest fifty in an ODI debut (in 26 balls) with the bat, and claimed the wicket of Sam Curran with the ball. The cricketer dedicated his knock to his late father who passed away in January 2021 due to cardiac arrest.

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His brother Hardik Pandya got emotional and said that their late father had sent him an early birthday gift from the heavens (it is Krunal’s 30th birthday today). The duo played together for the first time since losing their father.

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Happy birthday, Krunal! Can’t wait to see you play in the rest of the series.

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