In the first ODI against Sri Lanka, Team India (India vs Sri Lanka) won by 7 wickets. India have also taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. Team India’s spin bowlers put on a remarkable 262-run stand, with Krunal Pandya playing a pivotal role. Along with Krinal Panda’s performance, his behavior on the field is also being appreciated on social media.
Colombo, July 19: In the first ODI against Sri Lanka, Team India (India vs Sri Lanka) won by 7 wickets. India have also taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan’s half-century and Prithvi Shaw’s aggressive batting helped India easily complete the challenge. Earlier, India’s spin bowlers put on a remarkable 262-run stand, with Krunal Pandya playing a pivotal role. Along with Krinal Panda’s performance, his behavior on the field is also being appreciated on social media.
The incident happened on the third ball of the 22nd over when Sri Lanka were batting. Dhananjaya De Silva and Aslanka were on the field when Sri Lanka’s score was 106/3 and Krunal was bowling. DeSilva, who was on strike, hit the shot with straight speed. The ball was blocked by Krinal. Krunal accidentally hit Aslanka while blocking the ball, after which Krinal approached him and hugged him. The video of Krinal Panda’s behavior went viral on social media.
Upholding the Spirit of Cricket!
Lovely gesture by Krunal
– Sony Sports (onySonySportsIndia) July 18, 2021
Many supported Krinal Panda’s action and some said that it was because of coach Rahul Dravid.
The discipline, love and care for opponent under Rahul Dravid. pic.twitter.com/U9I8GHpP4Y
– Mufaddal Vohra (mufaddal_vohra) July 18, 2021
– India Fantasy (india_fantasy) July 18, 2021
Rahul Dravid in team meetings:
Please go and hug your opponents. https://t.co/Iz4AX39POd
– Sameer Allana (itHitmanCricket) July 18, 2021
On the cricket field, Krinal Pandya has been in controversy many times. A few days ago, cricketer Deepak Hooda decided to leave his local Ranji team in Baroda. Deepak Hooda and Krinal Pandya, who were playing for the same team during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, had an argument, after which Hooda withdrew from the tournament. Hooda was later suspended for the entire season by the Baroda Cricket Association. Deepak Hooda alleged that Krinal Pandya had insulted him, so he was withdrawing from the competition.
Krinal Panda’s behavior was criticized during the India-England series earlier this year and also in the IPL. Many photos and videos of Krinal Pandya exploding in the field due to a mistake made by the fielder went viral on social media at that time, when the fans had told Krunal.
Krinal’s excellent performance
Krinal Pandya did well in the first ODI against Sri Lanka. He gave up just 26 runs in 10 overs and took one wicket.