Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy has started on January 10. But the Baroda team suffered a big blow after Baroda’s vice-captain Deepak Hooda left the camp before starting the tournament. Deepak Hooda who has led the Team Baroda in past, alleged that Krunal Pandya misbehaved and used abusive words in front of his teammates.
As per sportstar, Deepak Hooda wrote a letter, “I am playing cricket since last 11 years from Baroda cricket Association. At present, I am selected for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. I am demoralised, depressed and under pressure.”
“As from last some days and at least from last couple of days, my team captain Mr.Kurnal Pandiya is using abusive language to me in front of my team-mates and also other states teams who have come for participation at Reliance Stadium Vadodara.” He added.
“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.
“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,” Deepak Hooda stated.
According to the reports, Baroda cricket association has also asked for the team’s manager’s report. Deepak Hooda has been a part of Team India. He was the part of Team India during Srilanka T20 series and Nidahas Trophy. But he didn’t get a single chance in playing XI.