Krunal and Hardik Pandya’s father, Himanshu Pandya passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest.
‘Krunal and Hardik Pandya’s father, Himanshu Pandya passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest.’ The sad news broke out for the Pandya family this morning. Krunal Pandya who was leading Baroda in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy has left the bio-bubble immediately after hearing the news to be with his family during these challenging times.
Hardik Pandya, on the other hand, is alongside his family as he was preparing for the white ball series against England. Before leaving the bio-bubble, Krunal Pandya scored a match winning 76 in the opening game against Uttarakhand in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy. Apart from performing with his bat, Krunal also grabbed four wickets in the first three games.
The cricket fraternity has all the condolences!
The cricket fraternity has all the condolences and support for the Pandya brothers and their families. Former Indian all-rounder, Irfan Pathan, has also sent condolences to the family through twitter.
“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,” tweeted Irfan Pathan.
Team India skipper, Virat Kohli, also took to twitter to express his grief over the sudden passing away of Himanshu Pandya. He also asked Krunal and Hardik to stay strong.
“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 tweeted.
Sachin Tendulkar, the legendary cricketer, has also tweeted exclaiming that he is sorry to hear the sad news. He has offered condolences to the family and close friends of the Pandya family. The little master and the batting maestro, Sachin Tendulkar, has also asked God to give strength to the family during these difficult times.
“Really sorry to hear about the demise of your father @krunalpandya24 & @hardikpandya7. Condolences to your family and friends. May God give you strength in these difficult times,” Sachin Tendulkar tweeted.
Hanuma Vihari who is on his way back home from Australia after suffering a hamstring injury, also tweeted to send condolences to the Pandya family.
“So sorry to hear the news about your father’s demise @krunalpandya24 @hardikpandya7. Stay strong and lots of strength to both of you. May his soul RIP,” tweeted Vihari.
Himanshu Pandya, a doting father!
For those who don’t know, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya’s father was the backbone of their cricketing career. He sacrificed many things to provide his sons with the best practise. As for the sons, they always respected him for all that he has done for them. They never missed an opportunity to lift up his face with a smile and head held high with pride.
Yusuf Pathan, elder brother of Irfan Pathan, admired the sacrifices made by Krunal and Hardik’s father. He took to twitter and urged the family to stay strong while praying for the departed soul to rest in peace.
“A loved ones 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. #rip,” Yusuf Pathan tweeted.