Krunal Pandya Reveals What He Wants To Learn From The Indian Captain Virat Kohli
The national selectors have included the 28-year-old Krunal Pandya in the T20I squad for the upcoming tour in West Indies and the USA. Before the ODI and Test series in this tour, India will play a three-match bilateral T20I series against Windies. This T20I series will run from 3rd to 6th August. While Florida will host the first two T20Is, Guyana will organise the last T20I.
The spin-bowling all-rounder Krunal wants to perform consistently in the upcoming T20I series. He wishes to learn this consistency from the Indian captain Virat Kohli.
Krunal told bcci.tv, “In the West Indies tour I am looking forward to it because there is a lot of cricket in future. Obviously, I want to perform consistently in both batting and bowling.
“I want to learn from Virat Kohli how to develop that hunger and be a consistent performer.”
Hardik Pandya‘s elder brother Krunal made his international debut in last November. He has played 11 T20Is where he has taken 11 wickets and also scored 70 runs.
India A tours help a lot – Krunal Pandya
In the last few years, Krunal has played regular cricket for India A. He claimed that the experiences of overseas tours with India A helped him massively.
Krunal claimed, “India A tours help a lot. In the last 2-3 years, I have played in South Africa, New Zealand and England. It gives you experience and advantage when you tour these countries with the senior team.”
In recently concluded List A series against the hosts Windies A, Krunal took seven wickets in three matches. He claimed a five-wicket haul (5/25) in one of those matches, and also in another game, he scored 45 runs in the crucial time.
There is no big finisher in Indian and world cricket than Mahi bhai
On the other hand, Krunal also praised the former World Cup-winning Indian captain, MS Dhoni. The all-rounder feels that there is no big finisher in world cricket than Dhoni.
Krunal wants to learn the patience and game-reading qualities from Dhoni.
He said, “There is no big finisher in Indian and world cricket than Mahi bhai (Dhoni). He has been doing this day in and day out. His patience and the way he reads the situation are the qualities which I would like to learn from him.”
Krunal Pandya reveals the biggest turning point in his career
Krunal added, “The biggest turning point in my career is to represent Mumbai Indians because that gave me a platform to showcase my abilities. The amount of pressure you are in when you are playing IPL is different.”
Krunal Pandya has played 55 IPL matches where he has scored 891 runs (average 26.20) and also taken 40 wickets (average 28.20).
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