Indian skipper Virat Kohli has said that the news of Hardik and Krunal Pandya’s father’s death had left him ‘heartbroken.’ Tributes also poured in from other cricketers, both present and past.
Kohli tweeted, “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.”
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
Krunal Pandya, who was playing in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Vadodara, left the bio-bubble created for players to be with his family. He was leading the Baroda team in the competition. “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 by ANI.
Meanwhile, several former cricketers including Sachin Tendulkar, R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan have paid tributes to the tragic death of Hardik and Krunal’s father.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 16, 2021
— Ashwin ?? (@ashwinravi99) January 16, 2021
Really sad to hear of the passing away of your father @hardikpandya7 @krunalpandya24..May god give you strength to deal with this very difficult situation..My deepest condolences to the family..OM Shanti OM ?? RIP uncle
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 16, 2021
Remember meeting uncle for the first time at motibagh. He was so keen for his sons to play good cricket. My condolences to You and family. May god give you strength to pass through this difficult time @krunalpandya24 @hardikpandya7
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 16, 2021