Pandya makes a huge comment on Dhoni
Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya said that there is no big finisher in Indian and world cricket than Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The ability to read and understand the situation before making a smart move is what sets Dhoni a class apart from most other batsmen according to Krunal Pandya.
“There is no big finisher in Indian and world cricket than Mahi bhai (Dhoni). He has been doing this day in and day out. His patience and the way he reads the situation are the qualities which I would like to learn from him,” said Krunal Pandya.
Krunal Pandya’s younger brother Hardik Pandya has been rest for the entire West Indies tour. Krunal is now looking forward to performing well as an efficient all-rounder for the Indian cricket team.
“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,” the 28-year-old left-hander told bcci.tv.
Krunal Pandya said that he wants to be a consistent performer like Virat Kohli and to learn from him. “I want to learn from Virat (Kohli) how to develop that hunger and be a consistent performer,” Krunal added.
Krunal, who is already in the West Indies with the India A side opened up that such tours help a cricketer in gaining a massive experience.
“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 said.
Krunal Pandya also said that representing Mumbai Indians was the life-changing moment of his cricketing career.
“The biggest turning point in my career is to represent Mumbai Indians because that gave me a platform to showcase my abilities. The amount of pressure you are in when you are playing IPL is different,” he said.
The first two T20I matches between India and West Indies will be played in Fort Lauderhill, the USA on August 3 and 4 respectively while the final match of the series will be hosted by Guyana on August 6.