India all-rounder Krunal Pandya and England fast bowler Tom Curran were seen having a verbal exchange towards the finish of the first innings of the first ODI in Pune on Tuesday. The incident happened in the 49th over of the innings when Krunal had hit his maiden 50 years on ODI debut, which was likewise the quickest fifty on debut in ODI history coming as it offed only 26 balls. As Krunal arrived at the bowler’s end in the wake of finishing a solitary, Curran was seen saying something to Krunal.
Krunal, obviously disturbed by Curran’s incitement, appeared to draw in with the Englishman even as wicket-manager Jos Buttler joined the tussle and had something of his own to transfer to Pandya.
The on-field umpire needed to mediate to isolate the players.
After Buttler, who had strolled right down from his situation behind the stumps to the highest point of the bowler’s run-up, strolled back, he was seen having a word with Krunal again before the umpire interceded once more.
Krunal made 58 not out off 31 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes to help India arrive at 317 for 5 in their assigned 50 overs.
KL Rahul made an unbeaten 62 off 43 balls with 4 fours and 4 sixes and the common an unbeaten 112-run organization for the 6th wicket with Krunal.
Left-handed Krunal, older brother to India teammate Hardik Pandya, was seen breaking down at innings break.
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