VADODARA: In a blow to the Baroda staff, vice-captain Deepak Hooda reportedly withdrew from the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament on Saturday, a day right before Baroda’s initial match, just after a verbal spat with captain Krunal Pandya.
Hooda wrote to the Baroda Cricket Association administration and described Pandya’s behaviour as “dadagiri”.
Hooda reportedly remaining the bio-bubble on Saturday evening. The incident has left the workforce and their mentor in a dilemma as the all-rounder is a senior cricketer and an essential member of their batting line-up.
Hooda, in an e-mail to the BCA, explained: “I am participating in cricket due to the fact the last 11 decades for Baroda Cricket Affiliation. At current, I am chosen for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. I am demoralised, depressed and beneath strain.
“At minimum for the previous pair of times, my staff captain Mr Krunal Pandya is applying abusive language towards me in entrance of my teammates and also other states’ groups who have come here for collaborating in the match.”
Hooda even more wrote: “He (Pandya) stopped me all through apply exhibiting his dadagiri.”
Hooda, who has performed 46 1st-course online games for Baroda aside from 123 T20 matches, claimed that he was unable to participate in and execute to the most effective of his skill below the prevailing circumstances.