Deepak Hooda has withdrawn his name from the T20 tournament after a heated argument with the skipper of the side Krunal Pandya.
According to local news channel TV9 Gujarati, Krunal Pandya and Deepak Hooda got involved in a heated argument while practicing at the Reliance Stadium in Vadodara ahead of their game against Uttarakhand on Sunday. In his mail written to the BCA, Deepak Hooda has claimed that Krunal abused him while also confirming that he won’t be playing for the team in the upcoming T20 tournament.
“He is trying to pull me down all the time .He is threatening me how you will play for Baroda, I will see you. I have never seen such a unhealthy atmosphere in my cricketing career till date. I have represented at all levels of cricket from Baroda cricket Association only. Also, I’m playing IPL from last 7 years. I have got a good records also in my cricketing career till date,” the seasoned campaigner said.
Hooda played for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL this season. “I have played a lot of cricket with great international players and captains as well till date. But I never face such a bad behaviour given by a team captain. I’m a team man and I always keep my team above me… In view of above facts, I am unable to play and perform my best under circumstances where every time our Baroda team captain poking me and disturbing me in my preparation,” Hooda, who has been part of India-U19, India A teams, in the past said.