Krunal Pandya stopped at Mumbai airport for carrying undisclosed gold

Mumbai Indians (MI) all-rounder Krunal Pandya is basking in joy after his franchise managed to defeat Delhi Capitals (DC) in the final of November 10 to lift the coveted T20 Trophy of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). With this win, Mumbai became the second team to defend their title after Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and is the only win to win the IPL Cup for a record 5 times.

Meanwhile, Krunal Pandya invited trouble for himself at the Mumbai International Airport. After wrapping up the IPL, Krunal and his wife Pankhuri Sharma took a flight for Mumbai from Dubai. However, it is learned that the elder Pandya has been stopped by the officials for the interrogation at the Mumbai airport that he was found carrying more gold and other valuables with him.

As per the rules laid out by the authorities, all male passengers coming to India from Dubai can wear up to 20 grams of gold that should not cost more than Rs 50,000 as a duty-free allowance. Also, a passenger can carry as much as gold as he wants if he declares about the same at the customs and pays the fixed import duty. The import duty on bringing gold to India is 12.5%.

Krunal had a decent outing with both bat and ball in the 2020 edition of the Indian league. The left-hander played some good cameos with the willow and collected 109 runs in 16 fixtures at a strike rate of 118.47. Pandya finished this season with 6 wickets under his belt in 16 games at an economy of 7.57 and average of 63.33. 2/26 were his best bowling figures in IPL 2020.