All-rounder Krunal Pandya has earned a call-up for the upcoming three-match T20I series against West Indies starting from August 3. The young cricketer hopes to attain consistency like his skipper Virat Kohli in the forthcoming tour.
Krunal eager to learn Kohli
Pandya, who has played 11 T20I matches for India has been in stellar form in the recently concluded series between India A, and West Indies A. He has been among the wickets and has also scored runs with the bat which will strengthen India’s batting. Since making his debut for Mumbai Indians in the IPL, Krunal Pandya has taken rapid strides making his international debut in the T20Is. So far, the Baroda all-rounder has claimed 11 wickets and scored 70 runs so far in his international career.
Krunal Pandya will aim to cement his playing in the playing XI and be in the good books of the management for a place in the ODI set up. Thus, the young cricketer is looking to attain consistency like his skipper Virat Kohli in the upcoming series. He also hopes to learn from his skipper on how to develop the hunger for success.
“West Indies tour I am looking forward to it because there is a lot of cricket in future. Obviously, I want to perform consistently in both batting and bowling,” Krunal told bcci.tv. “I want to learn from Virat (Kohli) how to develop that hunger and be a consistent performer,” he added.
Furthermore, Krunal Pandya said that playing for India A across the globe has helped him gain experience. He hopes to use those experiences of playing in overseas conditions in the upcoming series against West Indies.
“India A tours help a lot. In the last 2-3 years, I have played in South Africa, New Zealand and England. It gives you experience and advantage when you tour these countries with the senior team,” he concluded.
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