Former India seamer Irfan Pathan on Tuesday threw his weight behind Deepak Hooda after the player stormed out of Baroda camp alleging misbehaviour by skipper Krunal Pandya.
Hooda, who has played 46 first-class matches, was miffed at the behaviour of Pandya, who has also represented India, during the recent camp for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
“During the difficult times of this pandemic wherein mental health of a player is of utmost importance as they have to stay in a bio-bubble as well as keep themselves focused on the game, such incidents may have adverse effects on a player and should be avoided,” Pathan said in a statement.
Expressing shock over the incident involving the two players ahead of the tournament, Pathan urged the Baroda Cricket Association to look into the matter.
“Requesting all the members of the BCA to look into this and condemn such actions since they are not good for the game of cricket,” he said.
Hooda had left the Baroda camp on the eve of the…