Krunal Pandya is an all-rounder cricketer who plays for Baroda in the domestic cricket and for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League – IPL. He made entry into the IPL with a bang. First, he was contracted for whooping Rs. 2 Crores and then went on to play some of the most scintillating innings of 2016 edition of IPL. Needless to say, he has also bowled effectively and kept on taking wicket at regular intervals. There is no denying that he may soon make an entry into the Indian national team. Krunal was initially known as the elder brother of Hardik Pandya, but there is no denying that he has made a mark for himself. The script of Pandya brother is similar to another Gujarati brothers – Yusuf and Irfan Pathan.
|Krunal and Hardik Pandya|
Profile of Krunal Pandya
Krunal Pandya was born in Baroda on 24th March, 1991 in a humble and economically weak family. His father, Mr. Himanshu Pandya, is a cricket enthusiast and always wanted his sons to play cricket. He took both of his sons to former Indian wicket keeper Kiran More and somehow convinced him to give training to both of them. Kiran More is running a cricket academy and he had to change rules to induct these two after a short cricketing session with them. Kiran More had clearly identified talent in them.
In fact, Himanshu sacrificed his own cricket career and also his small business in Surat for these two emerging cricket icons. Similarly, Krunal mother Nalini Pandya, who is a home maker, has done a lot for them. The success of Pandya brothers is to an extent is because of the sacrifices made by their parents.
|Krunal Pandya with his mother Nalini|
The political view of Pandya family is Rightist. They are staunch supporter of Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister who had also fought from Vadodara along with Varanasi in the last Lok Sabha Election.
They are also good friend of Pathan brothers, the icon of Vadodara city.
Girlfriend of Krunal Pandya
Krunal Pandya is currently dating a girl from Vadodara. Unlike his brother Hardik, who went for Lisha Sharma of Jamshedpur, he stuck with a beautiful Gujju girl.
Hopefully, these Pandya brothers won’t go the way hugely talented Pathan brothers had gone. The initial indications, as far as performance of younger brother Hardik, are definitely not good. Hardik is playing really bad cricket. Hopefully, they will learn some lessons and justify their talents and trust of their captain.