Watch: Pandya brothers in attacking mode ahead of SA series
India’s Krunal Pandya who was awarded the Man Of The Series in 3-0 clean sweep against the West Indies has issued a huge warning to his rivals with some brutal hitting shots in the nets ahead of the South Africa series which is just 3 days away from the blistering pace.
“Getting into the groove,” the elder Pandya captioned the 56-second-long video, which had some of the candid shots. So far so good for India as they whitewashed West Indies and now they host South Africa for a three-match T20 International series.
The first T20I of the three-match series will be played in Dharamsala on Sunday (September 15).
Getting into the groove 👊👀 pic.twitter.com/2gbd35GWro
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) September 10, 2019
Krunal will be joined by his younger brother Hardik Pandya, who was rested for the West Indies tour. He was given time to manage his minor niggles as part of the workload management programme.
Earlier, Pandya had also uploaded a video clip of his net session, during which he smashed the ball to all parts of the ground.
The 25-year-old all-rounder grabbed everyone’s eyeballs when he played MS Dhoni’s trademark helicopter shot during his time in the nets session.
“Solid session in the nets today. Can’t wait to join up with the boys,” Pandya said that he is excited to team up with the boys.
Solid session in the nets today 💥 Can’t wait to join up with the boys 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/ghpNf306kO
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) September 6, 2019
While hard-hitting all-rounder Hardik Pandya made a sensational rebound to the side, MS Dhoni and Jasprit Bumrah were not part of the team plans and were not included in the 15-man India squad for the home series against South Africa.
According to news agency PTI, it is still uncertain whether the selectors spoke to MS Dhoni about his availability for the upcoming South Africa T20Is.
Meanwhile, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar and Khaleel Ahmed have been given a chance to showcase their mettle as specialist fast bowlers.