Vice-captain Deepak Hooda faces backlash from BCA after leaving bio-secure bubble

Published:11 January 2021

 Deepak Hooda faces backlash

A day after leaving the bio-secure bubble on the eve of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021, after an alleged spat with captain Krunal Pandya, vice-captain Deepak Hooda was warned of action by the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) for putting himself "above the team."

The BCA CEO, Shishir Hattangadi, said in an email to Deepak Hooda on Sunday that both the BCCI and his IPL Kings XI Punjab franchise will be informed of this "misconduct" And if the apex council decides, there may be a sanction.

Shishir Hattangadi told Deepak Hooda in the email, that firstly, by walking away from a responsibility of vice captaincy and leaving the side because of a difference he has sent out a message that he holds himself above the team and that embodies your attitude and commitment to his side.

A former Mumbai captain, Shishir Hattangadi, told the media that the BCA will not tolerate any individual who puts himself above the team, and he has spoken to both Krunal Pandya and the team manager Dharmendra Arothe before emailing Deepak Hooda.