IPL 2022: WATCH – ‘Cricket has been our life’, Pandya brothers recall childhood memories ahead of LSG-GT clash

Hardik and Krunal were part of the MI franchise before the IPL 2022 season.

Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya | GT/TwitterBefore the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Pandya brothers were part of the same franchise i.e. Mumbai Indians.

After being released by MI, Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya were roped in by the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Gujarat Titans (GT) respectively.

Both LSG and GT are having a dream run in their maiden season. They have won 8 out of their 11 matches and are occupying the top two spots on the points table.

On Tuesday (May 10), both the new teams will once again lock horns with each other. Ahead of the match, GT shared an emotional video on Twitter, where the Pandya brothers can be seen recalling their childhood memories.

“It’s difficult to explain my equation with him in words. Hardik and I literally think the same things all the time. Yes, I have seen him grow, but for me, he is still the same. I used to save him from mom’s scolding, but he kept doing it because he was stubborn. But I reckon it’s the stubbornness that has got him to where he is today,” said Krunal.

“We have this incredible bond and cricket has been our life. He is someone I have spent most of my life with, more than friends and either of our parents. In fact, we shared the same bed till I played for India. I was the naughty one but all the younger siblings are like that,” he added.

Krunal also revealed how he always used to get in trouble for his brother’s mischief while growing up.

“When I was 10. I had taken a leave from school to play some matches. But guess what, Hardik did the exact same thing. He’d get beaten up. when I was not around to save him.”

Hardik then said: “I was too cool for school, but hey, nobody was harmed in the process! He used to beat me up too but I never hit him because he is older.”

LSG and GT had faced each other earlier in the season, wherein the Hardik Pandya-led side emerged triumphant by four wickets.


By Salman Anjum - 10 May, 2022

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