Hardik Pandya nearly knocks off Krunal Pandya’s head: The Pandya brothers were spotted practicing in the nets.
The Indian all-rounder pair and brothers Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya will once represent the nation together during the imminent T20I series against South Africa at home. Hardik’s inclusion for pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar remains the only change in the 15-member squad for three T20Is.
Hardik will take the field at the highest level for the first time post the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. In a recent interview with IANS, Hardik explained why taking a break from the tour of West Indies was crucial for him remaining injury-free.
“It is a little difficult because the thing I do as a batsman is then replicated as a bowler. So, I bowl the same amount of balls that a bowler bowls and then I bat for as long as a batsman will help keep my game on point.
“That is why it is important for me to be super fit and that I am improving my fitness all the time. It has not been easy till now and I have to manage my workload at all times,” the younger Pandya brother was quoted as saying.
Hardik Pandya nearly knocks off Krunal Pandya’s head
Both the brothers were recently seen practicing with each other during a net session. Contrary to “sibling rules”, the elder brother was seen bowling to his younger brother. Knowing how well Pandya hits a cricket ball, he didn’t even spare his brother.
In a video uploaded by Hardik across his social media platforms, he is seen nearly knocking Krunal’s head off with a straight hit. “I think I won that round big bro. Sorry for almost knocking your head off,” read the caption of Hardik’s tweet.
Pandya 🆚 Pandya in training
I think I won that round big bro @krunalpandya24 😂😂
P.S: Sorry for almost knocking your head off 🤣🙏😘 pic.twitter.com/492chd1RZh
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) September 11, 2019
Having made a comeback into the T20I squad, it will be interesting to know if Pandya is named in the three-match Test series or not. The squad will be announced later in the day.