If Hardik doesn’t get you, his brother Krunal Pandya will! And, it was proved to the hilt during the ongoing battle between Mumbai Indians and SunRisers Hyderabad as the spin-bowling all-rounder smashed Siddarth Kaul for 20 runs on the four deliveries that he faced in the final over to take the defending champions total to 5-208 in 20 overs.
Krunal Pandya had come in to bat in the 20th over after his brother Hardik Pandya was dismissed courtesy a brilliant yorker by Siddarth Kaul. But Kaul managed to nail those yorkers and the all-rounder cashed on it big time.
The first delivery that the southpaw faced was a length ball and it was duly slogged over the long-on boundary. Kaul resorted to bowling yorkers on the next two balls but ended up serving juicy low full-tosses, only for Krunal to smash them at long-on and wide extra-cover for consecutive fours.
And, to hit the final nail in the coffin, Krunal Pandya once again slogged Siddarth Kaul for yet another six over long-on to finish with an unbeaten 4-ball 20, paving way for MI to eventually end up with 5-208. Pandya ended up with a strike-rate of 500- the highest by any batsman who has faced a minimum of 3 balls.