Hardik Pandya's and Krunal Pandya's father Himanshu Pandya passed away this morning after suffering heart attack. While Hardik was not occupied in any sort of cricketing activity at present, Krunal was with the Baroda team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
The news was first shared by celebrity photographer Viral Bhayani. He shared a photo of Krunal and Hardik with their father Himanshu and wrote, "Heartfelt condolences to the Pandya family. Sad to learn that #hardikpandya #krunalpandya lost their father due to heart attack. Om shanti "
Krunal has left the bio-bubble that he was in with the rest of the players of the Baroda team. "Yes, Krunal Pandya has left the bubble. It is a personal tragedy, Baroda Cricket Association mourns this loss of Hardik and Krunal," Baroda Cricket Association CEO Shishir Hattangadi told a news agency.
Recently Himanshu had talked about his sons' achievements and said, "Whenever I speak about Hardik and Krunal, I cannot control my tears and that they have done so well is God's gift. Our intentions of letting them play cricket from a very young age was questioned and criticized by many relatives. But we were not willing to change our plans, and it is great to see what they have achieved now," Himanshu Pandya had told MI TV in an interview."
Rest in peace, Himanshu Pandya!