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Allrounder leaves bio-bubble in Vadodara, says his captain used “abusive language”

Allrounder Deepak Hooda has abruptly pulled out of the Baroda squad on the eve of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, saying he’s “demoralised” and “depressed” as a result of conduct of his captain Krunal Pandya, the India allrounder. Hooda left the Baroda workforce lodge and the biosecure bubble in Vadodara on Saturday.

Baroda are positioned in Elite Group C and are scheduled to play their first match of the league section on Sunday towards Uttarakhand.

Baroda Cricket Affiliation secretary Ajit Lele confirmed Hooda’s exit, saying the participant had despatched him an e-mail. “He has withdrawn himself from the Baroda squad and checked out of the hotel. He had major quarrel with Krunal Pandya,” Lele informed ESPNcricinfo. Lele mentioned that he would await the updates from each Pandya in addition to the Baroda workforce supervisor earlier than deciding with the BCA administration the following plan of action regarding Hooda.

Within the e-mail, Hooda, who performs for Kings XI Punjab within the IPL, mentioned Pandya had handled him badly and used “abusive language” in entrance of the teammates and the opposition workforce throughout the coaching classes this week.

“I am demoralised, depressed and under pressure,”Hooda mentioned within the e-mail. “As from last some days and atleast from last couple of days, my team captain Mr. Kurnal Pandya is using abusing language to me in front of my teammates and also other states teams who have come for participation at Reliance Stadium, Vadodara.”

In line with Hooda, Pandya bullied him on Saturday, used “misbehaving languge” and even stopped him from coaching regardless of him having the permission of the pinnacle coach Prabhakar Bairgond.

“I told him [Pandya] that I’m doing my preparation with the permission of head coach [Bairgond]. He told me that “I am the captain , who’s the pinnacle coach. I’m the general of Baroda workforce.” Then he stopped my practice showing his dadagiri (bullying).”

In his e-mail to Lele, Hooda claimed Pandya was attempting to “pull me down” and “threatening” his place within the Baroda workforce. Hooda, who has performed for sever IPL franchises, mentioned he had by no means skilled “such a unhealthy atmosphere” in his profession. “I (have) never face(d) such a bad behaviour given by a team captain. I’m a team man and I always keep my team above me. Sir, really I got hurt a lot I have a respect in my game. I have values in my life.

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.”

Nagraj Gollapudi is information editor at ESPNcricinfo

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