Want to be consistent like Virat Kohli in Windies: Krunal Pandya

first_imgWant to be consistent like Virat Kohli in Windies: Krunal PandyaIndia will play 3 T20s, 3 ODIs and 2 Tests against West Indies in the Caribbean. India’s tour will kick-off with the 1st T20I in Florida on August 3, followed by a 2-Test rubber beginning on August 22.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 22, 2019UPDATED: July 22, 2019 23:22 IST Krunal has been selected in India’s 15-member squad led by Kohli for the three T20s against the West Indies. (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKrunal has been selected in India’s 15-member squad led by Kohli for the three T20s against the West IndiesKrunal also admitted that he is a big admirer of two-time World Cup skipper Mahendra Singh DhoniKrunal, who is already in the West Indies with the India A side, said such tours help a cricketer in gaining experienceConsistency is the best way to impress a skipper and all-rounder Krunal Pandya wants to put his best foot forward in font of Virat Kohli during the upcoming T20 series against West Indies starting August 3 in Florida.The elder of the two ‘Pandya brothers’, Krunal has been selected in India’s 15-member squad led by Kohli for the three T20s against the West Indies.And the spin-bowling all-rounder said he now wants to pick on his skipper’s brian on how to achieve consistency which will give his limited overs career much-needed fillip.”West Indies tour I am looking forward to it because there is a lot of cricket in future. Obviously, I want to perform consistently in both batting and bowling,” Krunal told bcci.tv.”I want to learn from Virat (Kohli) how to develop that hunger and be a consistent performer.”Krunal, who is already in the West Indies with the India A side, said such tours help a cricketer in gaining experience.”India A tours help a lot. In the last 2-3 years, I have played in South Africa, New Zealand and England. It gives you experience and advantage when you tour these countries with the senior team,” he said.Krunal also admitted that he is a big admirer of two-time World Cup skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is at the twilight of his career now.”There is no big finisher in Indian and world cricket than Mahi bhai (Dhoni). He has been doing this day in and day out. His patience and the way he reads the situation are the qualities which I would like to learn from him,” said the 28-year-old left-hander, whose younger brother Hardik has been rested for the entire tour of West Indies.advertisementKrunal said representing Mumbai Indians was the biggest turning point of his cricketing career.”The biggest turning point in my career is to represent Mumbai Indians because that gave me a platform to showcase my abilities. The amount of pressure you are in when you are playing IPL is different,” he said.The first two T20s between India and West Indies will be played in Fort Lauderhill, USA on August 3 and 4 while the final match of the series will be hosted by Guyana on August 6.Also Read | Lasith Malinga to retire after 1st ODI vs BangladeshAlso Read | I don’t agree with MSK Prasad’s explanation on Ambati Rayudu: Mohammad AzharuddinAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Krunal PandyaFollow Virat KohliFollow MS DhoniFollow India VS West Indieslast_img read more