Krunal Pandya, moments after reaching his fifty on ODI debut in opposition to England on Tuesday, was seen angrily saying a couple of phrases to Tom Curran in response to one thing the England bowler informed him. Jos Buttler was seen intervening between the 2 as Curran walked away from the visibly offended Pandya, until the umpires walked in to calm Pandya down.
The incident occurred within the forty ninth over of the Indian innings. As Krunal reached the bowler’s finish after finishing a single, Curran was seen saying one thing to Krunal.
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Pandya was seen persevering with to complain to the umpire about Curran earlier than KL Rahul smashed a six off the subsequent ball.
Sunil Gavaskar, in the course of the post-innings present for the broadcasters, mentioned that the England staff was “trying to talk to him (Krunal Pandya), maybe unsettle him, but he’s someone who has played a lot of IPL, which toughens you up,” additionally including that while you get to a landmark, you “feel the emotion”.
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Pandya, who was given his ODI cap earlier than the beginning of the match, acquired to his fifty off simply 26 balls, which is the quickest on the planet by any cricketer on ODI debut.
(*50*) innings can be the joint quickest ODI fifty for India in opposition to England and the quickest ODI fifty by an Indian since 2012. This can be solely the third event when an Indian had scored a fifty on ODI debut batting at No.7 or under.
Krunal remained unbeaten on 58 off simply 31 balls as India scored 317/5.