Kiran More reckons Hardik and Krunal will play together in England

Kiran More reckons Hardik and Krunal will play together in England

Hardik and Krunal will be joining the likes of the Pathans and the Amarnaths - bands of brothers to have played for India.

Hardik Pandya & Krunal Pandya
Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya along with his brother Krunal Pandya. (Photo by IANS)

While it is sad that Washington Sundar is leaving the team following an injury, Krunal Pandya may very well look at this as a happy coincidence that he is indeed in the India T20 squad at least. While it remains to be seen whether or not he plays alongside his brother Hardik Pandya remains to be seen, a certain former selector and the brothers’ benefactor Kiran More certainly believes that they will play together.

Kiran More has been the brothers’ well-wisher for the best part of a decade and has been instrumental in their selection and upliftment in the international scenario in recent times. Now that they are both in the India side, it is quite clear that More is overjoyed with the news.

Initially, he began to open up about Krunal Pandya, calling the latter a batting all-rounder. He was also of the opinion that there would be less pressure on the bowlers since Bumrah was missing out on the action. “Krunal is a batting allrounder. I would call him a game changer-cum-finisher. So, if he is made to play India would not only bat deep but also get six bowlers. There will be less pressure on the bowling unit with Bumrah not playing the T20 series,” More said.

Predicted that Krunal would make it big

More also claimed that he had predicted almost two decades ago that Krunal would make it big. He also added that India ‘A’ coach Rahul Dravid did indeed have good things to say about Krunal.

“Nearly 20 years ago, I had predicted about Krunal making it big. I am really happy to see him at the highest level. Not only IPL alone, his India A performances also played a big role in getting him where he is today. Even India A coach Rahul Dravid gave a good report to the Indian team management about Krunal,” More said.

“If he is given a chance to prove his worth, he will definitely make it big,” he added.

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