I give Hardik a lot of credit for my success: Krunal Pandya
“I am just proud of him. He has delivered champion performances time and again in this tournament and I am just glad to be sharing this moment with my brother," said Hardik.
Updated - May 22, 2017 2:21 pm
Mumbai Indians registered an emphatic win over the Rising Pune Supergiant in the finals of the IPL 2017. Throughout the tournament, they were the team to beat. Mumbai Indians were the table toppers in the league stages and stamped their authority in the playoffs too. All players chipped in with crucial contributions and that helped their cause. Two of their big superstars this season were – Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya.
The Baroda all-rounders largely settled in the role of the finishers for the team this season. On the night of the finals, it was Krunal Pandya’s resistance that saw Mumbai rise from 79/7 to a decent 129 runs on the board. Speaking to the iplt20.com, the brothers were ecstatic after their superlative effort. Hardik noted that he is very proud of his elder brother.
He rightly cited that it was a champion performance from him in the match on the day. The amount of hard work that he put in has all paid off really well. The mutual admiration continued as Krunal Pandya credited Hardik for his immense success. He also thanked their parents for all the support that they gave. Krunal had a special mention for Mumbai Indians team management.
“I am just proud of him. He has delivered champion performances time and again in this tournament and I am just glad to be sharing this moment with my brother. He has worked very hard for this moment and has put in the hard yards over the last couple of years. Now he is here and he truly deserves it. Champion stuff,” Hardik quoted.
“I give Hardik a lot of credit for my success. Also, our parents have always supported us till date irrespective of our performances and results. We would also like to thank our coach back home who has helped us day in and day out. Credit to the entire Mumbai Indians support staff and team management who have made us feel like family. Special mention for Kiran More sir, whose academy we have been playing for since childhood,” Krunal Pandya conceded.
Words on the win
Talking about the win, Hardik said that the only word that can describe the feeling is – amazing. He loved the way the boys showed spirit in the match. On the other hand, Krunal Pandya looked very pleased to contribute to a winning cause in the IPL finals.
“Just one word comes to my mind – Amazing. The way the boys pulled off this victory was absolutely brilliant. Rising Pune Supergiant had the game in their hands, but still our boys stuck to the task and sealed it,” Hardik said.
“It is a dream come true for me. To play an IPL final and contribute to a winning cause is a proud feeling. A big game, on a big night and to end up lifting the trophy is a huge moment for me,” quipped Krunal.