Parthiv Patel amazed by Krunal Pandya’s hitting abilities
Akshar Patel also joined the conversation which turned into a fun banter.
Published - Aug 3, 2018 5:26 pm | Updated - Aug 3, 2018 5:26 pm
Krunal Pandya is a well-known figure in Indian cricket. Krunal has been around in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for quite some time now representing the Mumbai Indians and was also selected in the T20I squad recently in the series against England. If he had made his debut he would’ve been the second Pandya to play for India as his brother Hardik is already a part of the side.
While his younger brother is a seam-bowling allrounder, the 27-year-old apart from being a crafty left-arm spinner is also known for his hitting abilities. He strikes the ball hard and we’ve seen his striking ability several times when he plays for the Mumbai Indians. Recently, Krunal uploaded a video of him batting in the nets. His state teammate Parthiv Patel was highly impressed with the way he hit the ball and also took a cheeky dig at him.
The net will tear apart: Parthiv Patel
Both Krunal and Parthiv hail from the same state Gujarat but represent different teams in in the domestic games. While Patel is the skipper of the Gujarat team, Krunal plays for Baroda. The wicketkeeper-batsman put up a comical comment on Pandya’s video on Instagram. In this video, the left-hander was seen hitting the ball hard up in the air with some great power.
“An athlete is never off duty,” Krunal wrote on his post. Parthiv was quick to add a comment on this post which was partly in Gujarati. “Easy bro..net fati jase..,” the wicketkeeper wrote. This means that he asked him to take it easy otherwise the net will tear apart. Furthermore, their another Gujarat teammate Akshar Patel also took no time to join this conversation.
“@parthiv9 mane to lage che ball hi fati jase,” he replied to Parthiv’s comment. This means that he felt that the ball itself would tear apart. Krunal too saw and funny side of things and replied to his skippers’ comments. “@parthiv9 hahaha Tamra pase thi j sikhi rahyo chu #learningfromseniors,” he commented which means that he is learning all of this from Patel.