IPL 2021: Pandya brothers join Mumbai Indians camp in UAE

IPL 2021: Pandya brothers join Mumbai Indians camp in UAE

The remaining matches of the IPL 2021 are about to begin in UAE. The series was disrupted in India with the coming of the second wave and is now all set to start from September 19. The home team will be playing the first match of this series against Chennai Super Kings. 

Ahead of the match, brothers Krunal and Hardik Pandya, have joined the team camp in Abu Dhabi ahead of the second leg of IPL 2021. Both of them are star all-rounders of the Mumbai Indians team. Mumbai Indians had already begun practising in UAE's capital from August 20. It will be expected that the brothers will help Mumbai Indians to claim the number one spot on the leaderboard. The five-time champions are ranked fourth in the table with eight points inclusive of four wins and three losses from seven matches.

Sharing a picture of the brothers on social media, the Mumbai Indians handle wrote, "Humare Pandya brothers aa gaye (Our Pandya brothers have arrived)," reminding people of the viral dialogue "Mere Karan Arjun aa gaye".

The handle also shared a video of the brothers arriving at the team hotel to join the franchise and were seen blowing flying kisses on camera. The franchise also posted a reaction video of the brothers linking up with the Mumbai Indians in the UAE.

"Yes, we have good memories from last time. We were the champions. So I guess that's that. The second phase will now begin and let's make it three in a row," said Krunal.

"Very nice. We are feeling great. We know that it will be the same routine which we had last time. We look forward to a great season and hope to win. Not hope. We will get the third, and the World Cup," shared Hardik.

In the first leg of the tournament, Hardik did not get to the start that he or the team was hoping for. He made just 52 runs in seven matches, averaging just 8.66 with a strike rate of 118.18. Furthermore, he did not bowl a single ball.

Krunal, on the other hand, scored 100 runs in seven matches, averaging 16.66 with a strike rate of 131.57. He picked up three wickets with his left-arm spin at an economy rate of 7.52.

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