Not much difference between Kohli and Rohit’s captaincy: Krunal
Krunal's dream is to play at the T20 World Cup (AFP Photo)

India allrounder Krunal Pandya is enjoying success at the international stage following his man-of-the-series performance in West Indies T20I series.

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Krunal has played under the captaincy of both Virat Kohli (India) and Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians). The allrounder thus has had a first-hand experience of observing how similarly or differently the duo approach a game as leader.

However, Krunal hasn’t found much to distinguish their captaincy styles. “They are both very successful captains and they are all about standing by the teammates,” Krunal told IANS. “They are both brilliant leaders and be it Mumbai Indians or Team India, I always look to give it my 100 per cent. Have not really found much difference as they both go out to win.”

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Krunal, 28, made his debut last year and so far, in 14 T20Is, has scored 102 runs and taken 14 wickets. With just over a year left for the T20 World Cup, he’s goal is set.

“The dream is to represent India in the World T20,” he said. Every performance will matter, but that is a long-term goal. For now, it is about making it to the team in the next series and then do well. If I manage to keep performing, the goal of playing in the World T20 in Australia will obviously be fulfilled.”

The goal is set but Krunal is taking one series at a time. India’s next T20I series is a three-match rubber against South Africa which they will host in September.

” for now, the focus is the next series against South Africa. Always important to take it one at a time, he said.

Impressive showing in the West Indies T20Is which India won 3-0, has given Krunal the confidence and for him, it’s just the beginning. “The Windies series was a big confidence booster. It was the first series of the season and to do well against some quality players always helps. This is just the beginning and I will look to carry this forward into the next series,” he said.