Krunal Pandya is a 30-year old India allrounder who bowls left-arm spin and bats lower down the order. Originally from Baroda, Krunal was always a talented kid but it was the IPL which gave him the platform to become an overnight sensation. He was spotted by Mumbai Indians’ talent scout and was later on selected by the franchise. Since then, he has been an important part of MI’s plans and has never looked back. On the back of his excellent IPL performances, Pandya got the chance to play for India.
There have been few brothers in Indian cricket to have played cricket together. The recent example is Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan. Following their footsteps, Hardik and Krunal played for Baroda together and now play for India. Hardik is younger than Krunal but started playing for India earlier than him. Both the brothers have gone through a tough journey. Today, they are among India’s top allrounders in limited overs cricket.
Krunal Pandya wife name is Pankhuri Sharma. The duo got married on 27 December, 2017. Click to know more about Pankhuri Sharma
15 Crore INR
Before the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021, Deepak Hooda made serious allegations at his Baroda captain Krunal. In a mail to Baroda Cricket Association, Hooda wrote, “At this moment, I am demoralised, depressed and under pressure. As from last some days and at least from last couple of days, my team captain Mr. Krunal is using abusing language to me in front of my teammates and also other states teams who have come for participation at Reliance stadium, Vadodara”. Hooda later on stepped out of the bio-bubble and was also suspended by BCA. Now, Deepak Hooda has quit Baroda and will for another state in the upcoming season.
Krunal is a crucial part of India’s T20 World Cup plans. His left-arm spin and ability to finish the innings can prove to be handy.