New Delhi: Veteran batsman Deepak Hooda has severed ties with the Baroda cricket team after differences with skipper Krunal Pandya last season. The Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) has also issued him NOC (No Objection Certificate). BCA secretary Ajit Lele confirmed this to PTI on Thursday.
Left team because of Krunal Pandya
In January, the BCA had suspended Hooda in the last domestic season for ‘indiscipline’ and ‘damaging the reputation of the game’. Hooda left the camp before the start of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Hooda had claimed that Pandya misbehaved with him. The twenty-six-year-old Hooda made his first-class debut in 2014 and has scored 2,908 runs in 46 matches with the help of nine centuries and 15 half-centuries. Right-arm off-spinner Hooda also has 20 wickets in his name.
Fans furious on social media
As soon as the fans got the news that Deepak Hooda has left the team of Baroda due to Krunal Pandya, since then the fans are giving different reactions on social media. Fans have expressed their anger by writing a variety of tweets on social media.
@krunalpandya24 It is because of him. Success has been on his head now.
— Riken Thakkar (@RikenThakkar) July 15, 2021
Irfan Pathan also felt bad
Former India fast bowler Irfan Pathan has termed his departure as a ‘big loss’. Pathan tweeted, ‘How many cricket associations lose a player who is included in the list of probable players of the Indian team. Deepak Hooda leaving Baroda cricket is a big loss. He could have served the team for 10 more years as he is still young. Being from Baroda, I am very disappointed with this.
How many cricket association will loose out on a player who is in the Indian team probables list? Deepak Hooda leaving baroda cricket is a huge loss. He could have easily given his services for another ten years as he is still young. As a Barodian It’s utterly disappointing!
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 15, 2021