The Pandya brothers are renowned names in Indian cricket. They consist of Hardik and Krunal, as both plays as all-rounders. Hardik is the most successful one for Team India, owing to his extraordinary all-round abilities, while Krunal has made a name for himself at Mumbai Indians.
Indian all-rounders and renowned brothers, Hardik and Krunal Pandya have suffered a setback in their personal life. They have reportedly lost their father, who passed away following a cardiac arrest.
According to a report by ANI, Krunal left his Baroda team's bio-bubble in Vadodara, which is currently participating in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, as he is likely to not play for the side, for now. "Yes, Krunal Pandya has left the bubble. It is a personal tragedy, Baroda Cricket Association mourns this loss of Hardik and Krunal," said Shishir Hattangadi, CEO of Baroda Cricket Association.
Krunal has so far led the side in three games and has managed to claim four wickets. The side has won all the matches, as it stays atop the table in Elite Group C of the competition.
While Krunal takes a break from the tournament, his brother, Hardik Pandya is currently in Mumbai and is not participating in the competition. He, too, is likely to travel to his family members soon.
Following the news, tributes began pouring in for the brothers:
Heartbroken to hear about the demise of Hardik and Krunal's dad. Spoke to him a couple of times, looked a joyful and full of life person. May his soul rest in peace. Stay strong you two. @hardikpandya7 @krunalpandya24— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 16, 2021
A tragic loss for Hardik & Krunal Pandya. I express my sincerest condolences on the demise of their father Himanshu Pandya. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti!— Dhanraj Nathwani (@DhanrajNathwani) January 16, 2021
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Deeply saddened and shocked to hear about the sudden demise of Himanshu Pandya, father of Hardik & Krunal Pandya. May Lord Dwarkadheesh grant him eternal peace and give strength to the family in this hour of grief. My deepest condolences. 🙏🏼— Parimal Nathwani (@mpparimal) January 16, 2021
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Last Updated Jan 16, 2021, 3:45 PM IST