Crowned Panda, who smashed the fastest fifty of the ODI debutant during the first match against England, broke after his record knock as he spoke to TV operators at the end of India’s inning on Tuesday.
Krunal smashed a 26-ball with fifty points and sewed from the stands KL Rahul for the sixth gate, while India finished their inning at 317 for five out of 50 overs.
The bearded wagon dedicated his inning to his father Himanshu Pandya, who died of cardiac arrest in January 2021. However, Krunal failed to continue the conversation while trying to hold back his tears.
His personal trainer Gyendra Singh, speaking to the Indian Express, revealed that he was not surprised to see Krunal sob, as during last year’s pandemic, as his father’s dream was to see him play for India at ODI after being dropped by the T20 squad too.
“His father was there. Like the mother and the two sons (at the dining table in their house). I remember telling Krunal that ‘I know you played T20 for India and you dropped out. You play in IPL but that is not enough. It’s not enough for your father or me, “Giendra said.
“Your father bet on you for the first time. I’ve fought a lot of battles for you in Baroda’s cricket. This dream is not yours. This is my dream. This is your father’s dream. You have to play for India and help us prove it. that many people are wrong. “
“Krunal promised to play for India again. At the time, he had taken the game very seriously and was doing well in the IPL, of course, but we just wanted to remind him of the bigger picture in case he was satisfied. with something less. “