Hardik Pandya writes an emotional message for late father: Hardik Pandya on Sunday wrote a heartfelt message for his father who passed away on Saturday. The Indian all-rounder bid farewell to him by sharing pictures on Instagram and described how he much his father meant to him. He wrote: “To My Daddy and my Hero. To lose you is one of the most difficult things to accept in life but you have left us so many great memories that we can only imagine you smiling!”
“Your sons are standing where they are right now is only because of you, your hard work, your self-belief and you were always happy. This house without you would be less entertaining! We love you and will always do. Your name will always stay on top. But I know one thing, you are looking after us from above the same way you did here! You were proud of us but daddy we all are proud of the way you lived your life! As I said yesterday to you. One last ride. Now rest in peace my king. I will miss you everyday of my life. Love you daddddy”.
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India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday condoled the demise of Krunal and Hardik Pandya’s father.
“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,” Kohli tweeted.
Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan also took to Twitter to condole the demise. “A loved one passing away is never an easy moment for anyone. I sincerely admire the sacrifices uncle made for his sons @krunalpandya24 @hardikpandya7. Condolences to his family and dear ones at this tough time,” Yusuf tweeted.
Meanwhile, Krunal Pandya left the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and will not be playing for Baroda after hearing the news.
“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 told ANI.
Krunal Pandya had played three matches so far in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq tournament, managing to take four wickets. In the first match against Uttarakhand, Krunal also managed to score 76 runs for Baroda.
Baroda has so far won all its three matches in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The side is at the top of Elite Group C. Hardik Pandya is not playing the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy but he began his training for the upcoming white-ball series against England.