Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has heaped huge praises on Krunal and Hardik Pandya for his or her latest performances and credited the duo for being sturdy and persevering with to play cricket with quite a lot of dedication after shedding their father final 12 months. Gavaskar stated this after going by way of the images posted by the Pandya brothers on the event of Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19.
Krunal and Hardik’s father Himanshu Pandya handed away in January final 12 months as a consequence of a cardiac arrest in Vadodara. He performed an enormous position in nurturing and inspiring his youngsters’ cricket careers. The cricketers’ late father was additionally seen in lots of their social media footage and movies. After the primary innings of an ODI match towards England in March 2021, Krunal Pandya was seen hugging Hardik and crying as he remembered their dad.
This can be a unbelievable story: Sunil Gavaskar
“This can be a unbelievable story. For each the brothers, shedding their father a few 12 months in the past was an enormous blow. We noticed with Father’s Day footage how shut they had been to their father and the way their father had helped them develop as cricketers. To have the ability to come out of that and play the way in which each brothers have is a narrative that can encourage quite a lot of others,” stated Sunil Gavaskar whereas chatting with Star Sports activities.
After each had been launched by five-time winners Mumbai Indians after IPL 2021, Krunal was roped in by the brand new franchise Lucknow Tremendous Giants whereas Hardik Pandya was purchased by the opposite new entrants and the eventual champions Gujarat Titans and was additionally named their new captain.
Each of them additionally went on to have a superb season. Whereas Krunal Pandya scored 183 runs from 14 matches together with 4 unbeaten knocks together with 10 scalps to his title, Hardik was not solely spot on along with his captaincy but in addition made great contributions along with his all-round talents.
The youthful Pandya completed with 487 runs from 15 matches and eight wickets. His greatest efficiency got here towards the Rajasthan Royals within the remaining the place his figures of three/17 broke the opposition’s spine and restricted them to a below-par 130/9. Extra importantly, Hardik has been appointed as India’s captain for the upcoming T20I sequence towards Eire. The primary of the 2 matches will probably be performed in Dublin on June 26.