India vs England: Krunal Pandya breaks down as he remembers late father following record-breaking fifty on ODI debut

India vs England: Krunal Pandya breaks down as he remembers late father following record-breaking fifty on ODI debut

Pune: India batsman Krunal Pandya smashed the quickest fifty by an ODI debutant through the first match in opposition to England on Tuesday and broke down remembering his father who died in January this yr after struggling a coronary heart assault.

The 30-year-old Krunal was handed the India cap by his youthful brother and star all-rounder Hardik.

He reached the half century mark in simply 26 balls, overtaking John Morris (35 balls) of New Zealand.

Krunal broke down whereas being interviewed by the host broadcaster after his blistering unbeaten knock of 58 (31 balls), which was studded with seven fours and two sixes.

“This one is for my father,” was all that Krunal might inform commentator Murali Kartik when requested about his unbeaten knock earlier than being overwhelmed by feelings.

He was enveloped by Hardik in a decent hug quickly after.

For Krunal, the final three months have been an emotional roller-coaster.

In January, he had an unsightly tiff with state-mate Deepak Hooda who accused the Baroda captain of bullying him through the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy camp.

Hooda left the camp after that and was subsequently suspended for the whole season by the Baroda staff administration, which backed Krunal on the matter.

Weeks after the controversy, Krunal misplaced his father Himanshu and needed to depart the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy bio-bubble to be together with his household.

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