Jos Buttler stepped in as Krunal Pandya was visibly angry at Tom Curran, before the umpire finally intervened to calm Pandya down.
Krunal Pandya, moments after reaching his fifty on ODI debut against England on Tuesday, was seen angrily saying a couple of words to Tom Curran in response to something the britain bowler told him. Jos Buttler was seen intervening between the 2 as Curran walked faraway from the visibly angry Pandya, till the umpires walked in to calm Pandya down.
The incident occurred within the 49th over of the Indian innings. As Krunal reached the bowler’s end after completing one , Curran was seen saying something to Krunal.
Pandya was seen continuing to complain to the umpire about Curran before KL Rahul smashed a six off subsequent ball.
Sunil Gavaskar, during the post-innings show for the broadcasters, said that the britain team was “trying to speak to him (Krunal Pandya), maybe unsettle him, but he’s someone who has played tons of IPL, which toughens you up,” also adding that once you get to a landmark, you “feel the emotion”.