Krunal Himanshu Pandya is an Indian Cricketer. He was born on 24th March 1991 in Ahmedabad Gujrat and currently lives in the town of Baroda Gujrat India. He is an all-rounder and left-handed batsman as well. He is a left-arm bowler who bowls in slow orthodox style.
He plays domestic cricket for Baroda city of India and for International cricket he plays in the A team of India. He is also a key player in IPL and represents Mumbai Indians. Krunal Pandya is the elder brother of a Hardik Pandya.
Childhood life and education
Krunal Pandya hasn’t schooled ever. When Krunal was 6 years old his father observed a great cricket potential in him, and he shifted from the city of Surat to Vadodara to facilitate him with cricket tactics. In the years 1997 to 1998, he joined the cricket academy of Kiran More.
Then Pandya started playing street tournaments in surrounding villages and started earning Rs.500 INR for each match. Gradually he improved his cricket skills by playing numerous local cricket tournaments. Later, he was able to take his place in the Indian National cricket team.
Krunal Pandya Family and Personal life
Krunal Himanshu Pandya’s age is 26 years till now (12/4/2018). His father is a businessman named Himanshu Pandya and Krunal’s mother’s name is Nalini Pandya, who is a housewife.
Pandya’s religious belief is Hinduism. He loves to read books in his spare time. His favorite cricket players are Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, and Abraham Benjamin De Villiers also known as Ab de Villiers, Kevin Petersen, Matthew Hayden, Brett Lee, and James Anderson.
His favorite food is Gujarati food and favorite actor and actress are John Abraham and Yami Gautam. Pandya has married Pankhuri Sharma she is a model by profession her height is 5 foot 10 inches.
Krunal Pandya’s Cricket carrier
Panday started his carrier on 6 October 2016 playing for his hometown Baroda during in Ranji trophy tournament. After some time he became a consistent scorer and consistent wicket-taker for Baroda.
He scored 366 runs in 8 matches, making an average of 45.75 and strike rate of 81.33 this also includes three half-centuries and his highest score was 78 runs on the board. In 2017, he took part in India A tri-series and got victory over South Africa A and Afghanistan A.
At the 2016 edition of the IPL auction, Mumbai Indian purchase him for 2 crores. He made his mark in IPL in April 2016 playing against Gujrat Lions at Wankhede stadium Mumbai when he started bowling his first wicket was Dinesh Karthik caught in the deep by Harbhajan Singh then he took 1 wicket from 20 runs in four overs.
On batting, he scored brilliantly 20 runs out of 11 balls, which includes three boundaries by making (fours). By his great performance, he made his team win the tournament.
He continued to produce consistent performances throughout the tournament. He was adjudged to be the Man of the Match for his performance of 47 runs in a final victory against Rising Pune Supergiant.
In January 2018, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians in the 2018 IPL auction.
Amazing facts about Krunal Pandya
- Pandya’s father Scarified a lot for his Cricket carrier and Kiran More helped him and his brother a lot in three years.
- He is a good friend of Pathan brother’s (Irfan Patha, Yousaf Pathan)
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