India vs England 1st ODI: Krunal Pandya Hits Blistering 50 on Debut, Brother Hardik Gets Emotional

IND vs ENG 1st ODI: Krunal Pandya Hits Blistering 50 on Debut, Brother Hardik Gets Emotional - India 317/5 (50 overs)- Follow live updates
IND vs ENG 1st ODI: Krunal Pandya Hits Blistering 50 on Debut, Brother Hardik Gets Emotional - India 317/5 (50 overs)- Follow live updates

India vs England 1st ODI: Krunal Pandya Hits Blistering 50 on Debut, Brother Hardik Gets Emotional: In an incredible innings, Krunal Pandya produced a blitzkrieg to score a half-century on his ODI debut. Coming in to bat after his brother’s early dismissal when India were in a precarious situation, Krunal displayed a great range of strokeplay to snatch the advantage away from the visitors and built an invaluable partnership with KL Rahul.

The debutante reached his fifty in just 26 balls with the help of 6 fours and 2 sixes. When Pandya walked in, India were 205/5 in the 41st over. Thanks to the great partnership which Krunal formed with Rahul, India were able to take their total past 300.

After getting to his debut half-century, Krunal was seen getting emotional and looking towards the sky. But his brother Hardik couldn’t stop a few tears from being shed. The Pandya brothers lost their father recently and the outburst of emotion by the younger one is, in all likelihood, related to that.

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Krunal looked towards the heavens when he completed his maiden ODI half-century, something he did after getting his cap from younger brother Hardik. This was a very touching moment during the Indian innings.

Fastest ODI fifties for India vs England:

26 balls – MS Dhoni, Cardiff, 2011
26 balls – Krunal Pandya, Pune, Today
29 balls – Yusuf Pathan, Indore, 2008
29 balls – Kedar Jadhav, Pune, 2017

Highest SR on debut ODI innings

255.00 Shahid Afridi (102 r/40 b) v SL 1996
187.10 KRUNAL PANDYA (58*/31) v Eng 2021
136.96 John Morris (63*/46) v NZ 1990
136.84 Roland Butcher (52/38) v Aus 1980
131.25 Ben Hollioake (63/48) v Aus 1997

After playing a game-changing inning of 58 off just 31 balls against England in the first ODI of three-match series, India all-rounder Krunal Pandya dedicated the knock to his late father.

Speaking to the host broadcasters in the mid-innings break, Krunal said he dedicated the knock to his late father and ended up getting a bit emotional and was not able to say anything further. “This one is for my dad. I did get emotional when I got my cap,” said Krunal before getting emotional and walking off.

Krunal was handed his debut ODI cap by his brother Hardik Pandya. After getting the cap, Krunal looked at the skies and he remembered his late father. Earlier this year, Hardik and Krunal lost their father. At that time, Krunal was playing in the Syed Mushtaq Trophy, but he left Baroda’s bio-bubble to be with his family.

Coming back to Tuesday’s game, Shikhar Dhawan (98) and Virat Kohli (56) might have set the platform at the top, but it was KL Rahul (62*) and Krunal’s (58*) blitz in the end that propelled India’s score to 317/5.