After many delays, the much-awaited IPL 2020 is finally set to kick-off from September 19th in the UAE. Two heavyweights of the league– Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are slated to face each other in the season opener. The Mumbai Paltan, led by Rohit Sharma, will aim to clinch their fourth IPL title this year.
Along with skipper Rohit, MI have several match-winners in their artillery. Two of them are the Pandya brothers– Krunal and Hardik. Over the years, Hardik and Krunal have become an indispensable part of the MI contingent and the duo is expected to deliver in the upcoming edition too.
Ahead of their opening fixture, Pandya brothers couldn’t stop themselves from having fun when they were in the pool together. While Hardik was chilling peacefully in the pool, Krunal went towards him to disturb his peace and annoy him.
“Slowly taking revenge for all the times @hardikpandya7 would annoy me when we were kids ????,” wrote Krunal along with sharing the video.
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) September 17, 2020
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Both players have seen their cricketing journey evolve with time but their romance still remains the same. While Hardik used to be the troublemaker as a kid, Krunal had the responsibility to look after the younger Pandya. To give Hardik a taste of his own medicine, Krunal tried to irritate him in the pool.
All sides including MI have been working hard in the nets before the start of their IPL 2020 campaign. After being away from the sport due to a back injury, Hardik will be aiming to prove his worth while adding depth to the MI outfit.
Hardik, along with delivering the ball, is also expected to add some fireworks in MI’s batting force. MI head coach Mahela Jayawardena had stated that Hardik’s role this season won’t only be limited to finishing matches. The franchise is going to allow him to bat more freely this year.
Krunal, on the other hand, will eye a spot in the national side on the back of his IPL 2020 performances. The senior Pandya didn’t have a memorable 2019 as he lost his place from India’s T20I side due to lack of consistency.