India beat England in the 1st ODI today by 66 runs.
The match was very special for two of our debutant cricketers – Krunal Pandya and Prasidh Krishna. While Krishna became the first Indian bowler to pick up more than 3 wickets on his ODI debut, Krunal’s 50 off 26 balls was the fastest by a debutant in the history of ODI cricket.
Krunal Pandya couldn’t control his emotions and broke down soon after his quick half-century.
This is all heart 💙🫂— BCCI (@BCCI) March 23, 2021
A teary moment for ODI debutant @krunalpandya24 post his brilliant quick-fire half-century💥💥@hardikpandya7 #TeamIndia #INDvENG @Paytm pic.twitter.com/w3x8pj18CD
He smashed 58 off 31 balls. While talking to the commentator and former Indian cricketer Murali Kartik, Krunal could just say:
This one is for my dad. It was very emotional.
What a debut. Proud moment #krunalpandya #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/aJEvp4HRxD— Debojyoti Chatterjee (@Debojyo26678013) March 23, 2021
Later his younger brother Hardik Pandya went up to him and hugged him tight.
Some brotherly love 💙🫂— BCCI (@BCCI) March 23, 2021
A moment to cherish for the duo 🧢#TeamIndia #INDvENG @Paytm pic.twitter.com/UYwt5lmlQq
Krunal and Hardik lost their father this year in January. Krunal, who had been leading the Baroda team in the Syed Mushtaq Trophy, had left the tournament mid-way to return home at the time.
That interview— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) March 23, 2021
My heart 😩😩❤️
Pure emotion from Krunal Pandya after his maiden 50 👏🏽👏🏽
Class. #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/cqXQ8J362a
Me watching Krunal Pandya dedicate his half century to his father pic.twitter.com/Egp6DkuKFV— Sagar (@sagarcasm) March 23, 2021
♥️♥️♥️— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) March 23, 2021
We’re just going to let this video speak for itself 😊#INDvENG #Pandya #Hardik #KrunalPandya https://t.co/9wy8J8Ihh6
Next time anyone says that crying is a sign of weakness, tell them about Krunal Pandya. 🙂 #INDvsENG— Sritama Panda (@cricketpanda_) March 23, 2021
#KrunalPandya— Neilby_Gooner 70 ⚽ (@Neilby70) March 23, 2021
Fastest international 50 on debut 👏
And so emotional he could not conduct the interview as he dedicated it to his father… something that truly resonates with me
Bless him #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/kAQAo2Xcb1
This was more than just #cricket 💜 #INDvENG Incredible from Krunal Pandya 🔥@krunalpandya24— Karamdeep Singh (@oyeekd) March 23, 2021
When the emotions take over..— Yogesh Madke (@iamyogesh_07) March 23, 2021
Superb debut.. krunal Pandya! pic.twitter.com/rvcWBRzZCQ
Your father is watching you Krunal🙌#INDvsENG #KrunalPandya #Cricketpic.twitter.com/hY32ng40Ns— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) March 23, 2021
Cricket isn’t only game in India. It’s a emotion.— Deepak Jalwal (@DeepakJalwal14) March 23, 2021
Well played Krunal Pandya !❤️ Kl Rahul pic.twitter.com/E7Lsjn0aGU
What a great performance!