Deepak Hooda Withdrew From Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy- Cites Abusive Behaviour of Krunal Pandya as a Reason
A sad news came in today as reportedly Baroda cricket player Deepak Hooda withdrew from Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
He notified the Baroda Cricket Association by an email in which he said that he was feeling ‘demoralized’ after having a heated quarrel with skipper Krunal Pandya.
He alleged that the skipper Krunal was insulting him in front of their teammates and also in front of the other teams which were playing in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
He even alleged that while he was practicing in the nets, Krunal Pandya came in and threatened him by saying that he is the ‘captain’ and his authority is even greater that the team coach.
Hooda said that he was practicing after the coach had asked him to do so. He further alleged that Krunal stopped him while he was practicing.
It should be noted that Deepak has represented Baroda since the last 11 years. However, this is the first time that something like this has happened to him.
Hooda has also played in the IPL (Indian Premier League) since the last 7 years. He went ahead and also said that Pandya had said that “How you will play for the Baroda cricket team, I will look into that’.
Deepak may have taken the appropriate decision if what he has happened is actually true. All cricketers are entitled to a health cricketing atmosphere so that they can perform well.
The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is indeed a prestigious tournament. As a captain, Pandya should have been supportive to his fellow team players.
Cricket is indeed a team sport and efforts of the all the players are required to win a match. Hopefully, some investigation will be conducted to find out if whether or not the allegations made by Deepak are true.