Krunal Pandya played a crucial role in the Mumbai Indians’ third win of the tournament. The southpaw played a crucial knock of 39 runs and he stitched a decent partnership of 63 runs with Quinton de Kock when defending needed the most. But instead of getting praised, he is facing the heat of the cricket fans for his behavior towards Anukul Roy during the match.
Rajasthan Royals scored 171 runs in 20 overs. Jos Buttler showed a glimpse of gaining his fine form and he amassed 41 runs. RR skipper Sanju Samson also played a vital knock of 42 runs. Meanwhile, Yashaswai Jaiswal and Shivam Dube also contributed in the thirties for their team.
Krunal Pandya Caught Misbehaving With His Teammate During Live IPL Game
Coming onto the chase, MI got off to a poor start as they lost their in-form skipper Rohit Sharma in the 6th over of the innings. Suryakumar Yadav also scored only 16 runs and got out to Chris Morris. MI promoted Krunal Pandya in the batting order and the southpaw came to bat at number four. He looked in a comfortable zone and was smashing the RR bowlers with ease. He played an important role in taking his side on the doors of the win.
The controversial instance happened on the 2nd delivery of the 15th over. Krunal Pandya played a sharp cut and ran for a double. In the end, he had to go for a full stretch dive in order to complete double and he got his palm scratched with the ground.
The MI batsman soon called for moisturizer and Anukul Roy, who was benched in the match, went into the field with the necessary cream. Afterward, Krunal applied that cream and threw that away. This act got recorded by the eagled eye cameramen.
Soon, the clip got viral and the Indian all-rounder was trolled and had to face the heat of the ardent followers of cricket. This is not the first time when Krunal Pandya has been claimed for behaving poorly with his teammates. Earlier, Deepak Hooda had to face the same issue while playing for the domestic cricket team.