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Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya's father passes away; Kohli, Tendulkar offer condolences

Hardik, who had returned after a limited-overs series against Australia, was at home at the time of his father's demise

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Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya's father passes away; Kohli, Tendulkar offer condolences
Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya with their father, late Himanshu Pandya (Image: Twitter)

Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya's father Himanshu Pandya passed away due to a cardiac arrest on Saturday morning. Himanshu suffered a cardiac arrest and could not be survived. Hardik, who had returned after a limited-overs series against Australia, was at home at the time of his father's demise.

His elder brother and skipper Krunal Pandya has left the bio-bubble created for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Vadodara. Baroda Cricket Association CEO Shishir Hattangadi told ANI, "Yes, Krunal Pandya has left the bubble. It is a personal tragedy; Baroda Cricket Association mourns the loss of Hardik and Krunal."

Team India captain Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, KL Rahul and former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar offered their condolences to the two brothers on their irreparable loss.

Virat Kohli tweeted, "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."


Hardik and Krunal have often talked about their parents' role in supporting their careers as cricketers. Hardik had said earlier that his father, Himanshu was running a small car finance business in Surat, which the latter closed and moved to Baroda do that his sons could get access to better training facilities.

In keeping with the Pandya brothers' recognition for their parents' contributions in their respective careers, Mumbai Indians shared a quote by the late Himanshu Pandya on their official Twitter account. "Our intentions of letting Hardik and Krunal play cricket from a very young age was questioned and criticized by many. But we were not willing to change out plans, and it's great to see what they have achieved now."

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