Such incidents have opposed results: Irfan Pathan opens up on Deepak Hooda-Krunal Pandya brawl

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Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya

Former India seamer Irfan Pathan on Tuesday threw his weight behind Deepak Hooda after the participant stormed out of Baroda camp alleging misbehaviour by skipper Krunal Pandya, saying such incidents can have “opposed results” on a participant.

Hooda, who has performed 46 first-class matches, was miffed on the behaviour of Pandya, who has additionally represented India, throughout the latest camp for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

“In the course of the tough occasions of this pandemic whereby psychological well being of a participant is of utmost significance as they’ve to remain in a bio-bubble in addition to hold themselves targeted on the sport, such incidents could have opposed results on a participant and needs to be averted,” Pathan mentioned in a press release.

Expressing shock over the incident involving the 2 gamers forward of the match, Pathan urged the Baroda Cricket Affiliation (BCA) to look into the matter.

“Requesting all of the members of the BCA to look into this and condemn such actions since they aren’t good for the sport of cricket,” he mentioned.

Hooda had left the Baroda camp on the eve of the nationwide T20 championship.

Pathan, who performed 29 Checks and 120 ODIs, additionally slammed the BCA for “overlooking” promising gamers.

“Being an ex-captain of Baroda and having mentored many kids, I perceive how vital it’s to have a harmonious atmosphere the place gamers can really feel secure, play freely and provides their greatest for the crew,” the 36-year-old acknowledged.

“If what I’ve heard in regards to the Deepak Hooda episode is true, it’s certainly stunning and disheartening. No participant needs to be handled like this,” added the previous left-arm seamer within the assertion which he posted on Twitter.

Pathan, who was a part of the 2007 T20 World Cup-winning crew, spoke about younger gamers being missed by BCA regardless of performing lately.

“Within the latest previous, there have been episodes whereby the deserving younger abilities who’ve carried out properly and are below the age of 30 have been missed for choice.

“Additionally, the likes of Aditya Waghmode, who was the very best run-scorer for the Baroda crew within the final season of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, scoring 364 runs and Swapnil Singh, who had all-round efficiency, scoring 216 runs and took 10 wickets, had been missed,” he mentioned. 

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