Sibling bromance between Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya is well documented up until now and their brotherly bond once again came to the fore when the elder brother played a sparkling cameo against Kings XI Punjab in Indore.
After Krunal razed Kings XI Punjab with a blistering 31 off just 12 balls, he was asked about the sibling competition between him and his younger brother Hardik, who also played a handy 23 off 13 balls to impart impetus into MI’s chase.
“Not at all. When he (Hardik) is playing I feel the pressure. When I am playing, he feels pressure outside. That brotherly bond is always there” he said.
Krunal’s scintillating knock, where he notably clobbered Andrew Tye for 20 runs late into the innings, saw Mumbai Indians snatch a thrilling win against Kings XI Punjab to breathe life into Mumbai Indians’ campaign. At one stage it looked like KXIP were cantering towards victory after MI lost wickets in a heap and with the required run rate climbing to 12 runs an over.