Soon after report-breaking fifty on debut, Krunal Pandya breaks down remembering late father

Krunal attained the 50 percent century mark in just 26 balls, overtaking John Morris (35 balls) of New Zealand

India batsman Krunal Pandya smashed the speediest fifty by an ODI debutant throughout the very first match in opposition to England here on Tuesday and broke down remembering his father who died in January this 12 months immediately after struggling a heart assault.

The 30-calendar year-old Krunal was handed the India cap by his youthful brother and star all-rounder Hardik.

He arrived at the fifty percent century mark in just 26 balls, overtaking John Morris (35 balls) of New Zealand.

Krunal broke down when staying interviewed by the host broadcaster just after his blistering unbeaten knock of 58 (31 balls), which was studded with 7 fours and two sixes.

“This a person is for my father,” was all that Krunal could notify commentator Murali Kartik when requested about his unbeaten knock in advance of becoming overcome by thoughts.

He was enveloped by Hardik in a restricted hug quickly following.

For Krunal, the past 3 months have been an psychological roller-coaster.

In January, he had an ugly tiff with point out-mate Deepak Hooda who accused the Baroda captain of bullying him through the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy camp.

Hooda remaining the camp following that and was subsequently suspended for the full season by the Baroda group management, which backed Krunal on the make any difference.

Months immediately after the controversy, Krunal lost his father Himanshu and experienced to go away the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy bio-bubble to be with his relatives.