Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya, Indian all-rounders have suffered a huge personal tragedy with their father Himanshu Pandya passing away on Saturday morning. Himanshu Pandya suffered a cardiac arrest and could not be revived.
Krunal Pandya Left Bubble To Be With Family And Won’t Play For Baroda In Ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Following the tragic incident, Krunal Pandya, who was leading Baroda in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, has left the bio-bubble created for the tournament in Vadodara. Krunal Pandya has left the bubble in order to be with his bereaved family and as a result, he would not be playing for Baroda in the ongoing Indian T20 tournament.
“Yes, Krunal Pandya has left the bubble. It is a personal tragedy, Baroda Cricket Association mourns this loss of Hardik and Krunal,” Baroda Cricket Association CEO Shishir Hattangadi was quoted as saying by ANI.
Krunal Pandya played three matches so far in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq tournament, managing to take four wickets with his left-arm spin. In the first match against Uttarakhand, he shone with the bat, scoring 76. So far, Baroda have won all of their three games and are currently at the top of Elite Group C.
Hardik Pandya, on the other hand, is currently training for the upcoming home series against England and skipped Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Hardik Pandya Returned From Australia Where He Impressed In Limited Over Series
Hardik Pandya recently returned from Australia where he starred with the bat for the Indian team. He was adjudged the Man of the Series for playing useful cameos in the three-match T20I series against Australia. His performance helped India win the T20I series 2-1 after losing the ODI series by the same margin.
Hardik Pandya had impressed in the ODI series too by playing knocks of 90 in 1st ODI and 92 in 3rd ODI. Before leaving for Australia, he and his brother had helped Mumbai Indians win the IPL 2020 in UAE.
Hardik Pandya didn’t participate in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for Baroda but has been training for the upcoming home series against England.
The cricketing duo’s father has often been praised for his sacrifices that led to the brothers making a name for themselves in the Indian cricketing spectrum.