Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya, who received his first ODI cap for India from his brother Hardik Pandya, broke down into tears after he made his dream debut on Tuesday in the ongoing 1st of the 3-ODI match series in Pune.
The all-rounder broke the record for the fastest half-century by a debutant in the ODI format of the game. Coming out to bat at number 7, Krunal took the game by storm from the first ball he faced. He got to his 50 in just 26 balls as he helped team India give a competitive target to England. His stunning knock was laced with seven fours and two sixes. After he smashed his half-century, an emotional Krunal Pandya dedicated his knock to his father.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 23, 2021
Later, after the match, the cricketer broke down during the interview after he could only manage to say: “This one was for my dad.”
Meanwhile, fans on social media couldn’t keep calm after Pandya’s stunning knock and flooded it with amazing reactions from Twitterati on this. From cricketers, fans to experts everyone took to their social media to applaud the performance of Pandya.
Among many, popular Australian Journalist Melinda Farrell took to her social media and posted a beautiful tweet for Krunal. In her tweet, she wrote how everyone wants to give Krunal a hug after watching him break down. She wrote:
“Oh wow. I’m sure we all want to give Krunal a hug right now. Such raw emotion. This means so much to him. #INDvENG”
Here, check out the Tweet:
Oh wow. I’m sure we all want to give Krunal a hug right now. Such raw emotion. This means so much to him. #INDvENG
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) March 23, 2021