The Pandya Brothers – Krunal and Hardik have taken the IPL by storm thanks to their performances in the tournament for the past few seasons. Hardik has become a staple in the Indian team, while Hardik is on the verge of doing so.
Recently, the Pandya brothers were hosted on Vikram Sathaye’s show What the Duck, which unveiled many funny stories and incidents from the lives of the two brothers.
“It's not like that, we are this way after we started playing IPL together. We are like this from our childhood, we love West Indians," said Krunal.
The strong bond between Mumbai Indians teammates Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya is well known. The Indian all-rounder had even termed the West Indian as a 'brother from another mother.'
Krunal got married to his long-time girlfriend Pankhuri Sharma in 2017 and when asked to give his brother advice on marriage, he got innovative with his statement.
Krunal said, "Regarding marriage, I want to give Hardik just one advice 'don't get married'. You can do it later, maybe in your forties.. till then you just see, as they say, 'grow up'.”
"Hardik says I irritate him a lot, he actually gets irritated and sometimes he does not come back to the room.. he actually takes 2 to 3 hours to gather himself," added the 27-year-old.
He also revealed what he said to his mother when Hardik was called black by his friends, “I used to look little less West Indian but he was completely. When someone called him black...our mother used to fight and say he isn't black. I always used to say, 'mummy why are you fighting, your son is black and if someone calls him black, they aren't wrong'.”
Krunal also shared a funny incident when Kenyan players mistook Hardik for one of their players.
"In 2003, the Kenyan team came to Baroda for practice before the World Cup.. Kenyan players were waiting for the bus. Hardik looked like a Caribbean child and not an Indian. Kids were going to players to get their autographs but no one was giving. Suddenly, they saw Hardik and among all, they gave their autographs to him because they thought that Hardik was from their hometown. They were like get this boy first, let us give him an autograph," he said.