Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar heaped praise on Krunal Pandya after the debutant scored a superb 58 off 31 balls in his debut innings in ODI for India. Krunal hit 7 fours and 2 sixes as he was aggressive right from the word go , allowing the more experienced KL Rahul more time to find his bearings as the latter was trying to recover from a form slump .
Krunal also got a wicket in England innings to round off a great birthday eve for himself .
“It was fabulous to watch Krunal Pandya bat. Don’t forget that he was making his debut. So, it’s very difficult for somebody to play with the freedom that he showed. The shots that he was playing straight from the time that he came in. With KL Rahul not quite hitting at that particular point, somebody had to take the initiative.
“Krunal took the initiative and eased it for KL Rahul. That’s what team spirit is all about – easing the pressure off your teammate. That’s why his batting was so impressive,” Gavaskar told Star Sports.