Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag had to act as a mediator between Mumbai Indians all-rounders Krunal and Hardik Pandya who indulged in a Twitter battle on Sunday afternoon. In the past, Pandya brothers have engaged in Twitter banter but this time Hardik Pandya’s tweet raised a few eyebrows including that of Kings XI Punjab mentor, Virender Sehwag. After Mumbai Indians match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday evening, the younger Pandya brother posted on Twitter, “Sometimes in life, people closest to you end up disappointing you the most. Not cool, bro!,” leaving a lot of people puzzled.
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Sometimes in life, people closest to you end up disappointing you the most. Not cool, bro!
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) May 14, 2017
— krunal pandya (@krunalpandya24) May 14, 2017
Lagta hai ,”Baap Bada Na Bhaiyya, Sabse Bada Rupaiyya” – is gaane ko jyada hi seriously le liya .Lado mat yaar !#PandyaBrosFight http://t.co/VIyWjs2YnX
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 14, 2017
However, a reply from Krunal Pandya made things slightly clearer. Krunal replied to Hardik’s tweet by saying, “@hardikpandya7 .@hardikpandya7, this shouldn’t have happened in the first place. I am bade bhaiyya for a reason. Let’s not make this a big issue!” hinting that all is not good between the brothers. This confusing exchange was enough to grab Virender Sehwag’s attention who said money could be a reason behind this fight.
“Lagta hai ,’Baap Bada Na Bhaiyya, Sabse Bada Rupaiyya’ – is gaane ko jyada hi seriously le liya .Lado mat yaar !” wrote Sehwag on Twitter leaving fans with more questions than answers. Both Hardik and Krunal have been star performers for Mumbai Indians this season winning games from difficult situations for their team. Hardik has taken 6 wickets along with scoring 224 runs in 14 matches so far while Krunal has chipped in with 136 runs and 10 wickets in 10 matches. In the match against KKR, Hardik finished with the figures of 22 for 2 as MI won the match by 9 runs thanks to the brilliant half-centuries by Saurabh Tiwary (52) and Ambati Rayudu (63).
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“There’s very little margin of error in play-offs. But the good thing about us is, if we have someone injured, we would not have someone to play his first match. It becomes difficult especially in a stage like play-off where there’s very little room for error,” Tiwari was quoted saying by PTI after the match.