Hardik Pandya couldn’t stop smiling as brother Krunal Pandya scores the fastest half century as a debutant
Krunal Pandya notches up a 26-ball half-century against England in the first ODI, at the Maharashtra Cricket Stadium in Pune. The 29-year-old all-rounder becomes the first debutant to score the fastest half-century.
As it could be seen, ODI debutant Krunal Pandya, after hitting the fastest half-century, looks up to the heavens and points the bat towards the sky in loving memory of his late father and Hardik Pandya couldn’t stop forming his winning smile towards his brother.
He overtook John Morris (35 balls) of New Zealand who set the record against England in 1990.
Krunal hit 58 balls off 31 balls which included seven fours and two sixes. Pandya has the support of KL Rahul, who also remained unbeaten on 62 off 43. Rahul and Krunal added 112 in 9.3 overs as India finished on 317 for five.