Mumbai Indians (MI) faced off against the Delhi Capitals (DC) in IPL 2020 on Sunday in Abu Dhabi. The defending champions defeated the Delhi Capitals by five wickets and jumped to the top spot in the points table. Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya and Quinton De Kock laid the foundation to their victory.
However, Mumbai Indians had to fight for their win. When Delhi Capitals were batting and Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer were compiling a good partnership, Delhi came under a bit of pressure. In one instance, they were scampering for a close run and Hardik Pandya decided to throw the ball at the bowler’s end. However, the ball went for an overthrow and his elder brother Krunal Pandya became angry at him. (IPL 2020)
In the 7th over of the innings, Krunal Pandya was bowling. Shreyas Iyer played the fifth ball of the over to covers and ran for a quick single. Hardik Pandya quickly got to the ball and threw at the bowler’s end, trying to inflict a runout. However, his throw was very bad and he ended up conceding an overthrow as even Krunal could not gather it. (IPL 2020)
IPL 2020: Pandya Bother had a go against each other.
So, both the batsman ran an extra run. This agitated Krunal Pandya and he lost his cool over Hardik on the field. It clearly showed, that there was no need for Hardik to throw the ball as the batsman had comfortably made it and there was no cover behind Krunal.
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Hardik Pandya also tried to give his own explanation, stating that the fielder was there behind and he should have swiftly made a run to avoid the overthrow. He was displeased with his brother shouting at him and it was a rare incident when both the brothers had a go at each other.
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Krunal Pandya had an incredible game as he returned with figures of 2/26 in his four overs. He also scored the winning runs for the team. On the other hand, Hardik Pandya could not open his account on his birthday.