On the 16th of January, cricketer Hardik Pandya’s father Himanshu Pandya passed away.
According to sources, Himanshu Pandya died due to a cardiac arrest today morning.
Krunal Pandya, who was leading Baroda in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, left the game after taking permission from the team management and the CEO.
Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya who is currently at his Mumbai residence with his wife and newborn baby reached Vadodara around noon.
After the news about Himanshu’s demise broke out, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and others took to Twitter and expressed condolences to Hardik Pandya and his brother Krunal Pandya.
Virat Kohli wrote, “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.”
Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar also took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “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.”
Harbhajan Singh also said, “Really sad to hear of the passing away of your father @hardikpandya7 @krunalpandya24..May god give you strength to deal with this very difficult situation..My deepest condolences to the family..OM Shanti OM 🙏🙏 RIP uncle.”
Yuvraj Singh, another cricket player said, “Really sad to hear of the passing away of your father @hardikpandya7 and @krunalpandya24. My deepest condolences to you and your family on this untimely loss. Take care and be strong.”