Krunal Pandya played a cameo (39 off 26) to help Mumbai Indians win against Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets. In the process, Mumbai went up to six points and held onto the top half of the points table. In between his innings, his arrogant behaviour caught the cameras. This is not the first time when Krunal showed his anger on the field. Before IPL 2021 began, Krunal stirred up a massive controversy when Deepak Hooda, his teammate from Baroda, accused him of abusive behaviour in the training sessions ahead of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Meanwhile, after Krunal Pandya came into bat, he batted with intent. In the 15th over of the innings, he called for a change of gloves. It was Anukul Roy who came out with a pair of gloves and a hand sanitizer. Once again, his in-field conduct was at his poorest as a video has surfaced online showing how he carelessly threw away the moisturizer towards his teammate Anukul Roy.
Krunal Pandya Displays Unwanted Onfield Arrogance
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Mumbai Indians were back to winning ways after beating Rajasthan Royals in match 24 of IPL 2021. Batting first the Royals scored 171/4 in their 20 overs, on the back of contributions from the top of the order.
It was Quinton De Kock who anchored the chase in the second half. De Kock scored an unbeaten 70 as the other Mumbai batters batted around him. Rohit Sharma was out for just 14 as Suryakumar Yadav after a promising start fell on 16. Krunal Pandya’s cameo (39 off 26) brought Mumbai back into the game as he added 63 and pretty much settled the score in Mumbai’s favour.
After this win, Mumbai have three more games in Delhi. While the Royals have three more games to go as well.