It was an emotional second for the Pandya household with youthful brother Hardik Pandya handing over the first ODI cap to his elder brother Krunal Pandya forward of the first ODI towards England on the MCA stadium in Pune on Tuesday (March 23). Baroda skipper Krunal Pandya has been rewarded for some superb performances within the not too long ago concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Krunal is handed over his ODI debut cap by brother Hardik
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) (*9*)
Both all-rounders Hardik and Krunal Pandya are common performers for Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians. With brothers within the taking part in XI for the first ODI, this would be the first time in 9 years that two siblings are within the facet together.
The final time it occurred was 9 years again when Irfan and Yusuf Pathan performed together in an ODI again in March 2012. The Pathan brothers, after all, had been a part of the victorious India Legends crew which gained the inaugural Road Safety World Series title a few days again.
Krunal Pandya was in scorching kind with each bat and ball within the Vijay Hazare Trophy for Baroda. In 5 matches, Krunal notched up 388 runs with two centuries and two fifties at a median of 129.33 and additionally picked up 5 wickets.
The Pandya brothers misplaced their father Himanshu in January this yr after struggling a cardiac assault. The 29-year-old Krunal has represented India in 18 T20 video games earlier than making his debut in ODIs.
Hardik Pandya is a daily member of the Indian crew in all three codecs of the sport.