Krunal Pandya reveals his relationship with brother Hardik Pandya
"We never practice together because we quarrel a lot," Krunal said.
Published - May 19, 2017 6:03 pm | Updated - May 19, 2017 6:03 pm
The game of cricket has seen many siblings represent their country together and bring laurels to their family. Be it Mark Waugh and Steve Waugh, Any Flower and Grant Flower, Umar Akmal and Kamran Akmal, Shane Lee and Brett Lee or our very own Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan. Soon to join the list can be Mumbai Indians’ Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya.
Hardik has already cemented his place in the limited-over format in the Indian team. While Krunal is looked up as the ideal replacement Ravindra Jadeja in Indian line-up. The elder Pandya brother recently talked about his relationship with his younger brother Hardik in an up close and personal interview with Mumbai Indians’ ahead of their all-important fixture against Kolkata Knight Riders today at Bengaluru for the second Qualifiers in the IPL 2017 playoffs.
On being asked about Hardik’s nature as a child and his relationship with him since. Krunal replied by stating that his younger brother was always mischievous as a child. “He was a very naughty. He still is but a bit less. He has got his fair share of thrashing from mom. I can’t leave him alone, you know how he is,” revealed Krunal Pandya in conversation with Mumbai Indians.
He further augmented about the fact that he has constantly backed his younger brother for his efforts irrespective of his performances but later confessed that brotherly banter has remained constant.
“Irrespective of how well, or how poorly he performs, he always runs away from me because I pull his leg a lot. So whether he scores a fifty or he takes a wicket, I will still point out that he edged a four, or that he bowled a wide. So I make sure that I keep torturing him,” said the left-armer.
“We never practice together because we quarrel a lot because he never accepts whenever he gets out. He’ll even defy the third umpire saying ‘you don’t know anything’.” added the Mumbai Indians quintessential all-rounder.
“He makes sure that I improve as a cricketer and a human being and I wish the same for him. We used to dream that one day we both will play together and come on the Television together.” concluded the 26-year-old from Ahmedabad.
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