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Krunal Pandya gets emotional after scoring fastest half-century on ODI debut

Krunal's quickfire 58 runs in 31 balls helped India post a target of 317 for England. He scored 50 runs in 26 balls, which is the fastest half-century by any ODI debutant. India bowled out England for 251 runs, winning the match by 66 runs

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Krunal Pandya gets emotional after scoring fastest half-century on ODI debut
Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya had lost their father in January this year

Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya got emotional after scoring a half-century in his first ODI match. He remained not out on 58 runs during the first match of India versus England ODI series. Krunal's quickfire 58 runs in 31 balls helped India post a target of 317 for England. He scored 50 runs in 26 balls, which is the fastest half-century by any ODI debutant. India bowled out England for 251 runs, winning the match by 66 runs.

After the end of first innings, Krunal was interviewed by former Indian cricketer Murali Kartik. On being asked how he was feeling, Krunal could not answer the question and broke down. Later, he was seen being consoled by his brother Hardik Pandya.

Hardik and Krunal had lost their father in January this year.

BCCI tweeted a clip of Krunal crying on the shoulders of Hardik. BCCI wrote, "This is all heart. A teary moment for ODI debutant @krunalpandya24  post his brilliant quick-fire half-century @hardikpandya7 #TeamIndia #INDvENG @Paytm".

The clip has gone viral on social media and has already amassed more than 2 lakh views. Here's is how Twitterati reacted to Krunal's emotional moment and achievement:

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