Kohli pays condolences to Pandya brothers as they lose father

India regular skipper Virat Kohli has expressed condolences to Hardik Pandya and his brother Krunal as their father Himanshu passed away on Saturday due to cardiac arrest.

Virat Kohli offers condolences to Hardik Pandya

Kohli took to Twitter to sympathise with Krunal and Hardik, asking them to remain strong.

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“Heartbroken to hear about the demise of Hardik and Krunal’s dad. Spoke to him a couple of times, looked a joyful and full of life person. May his soul rest in peace. Stay strong you two. @hardikpandya7 @krunalpandya24,” he tweeted.

Condolences poured in from other big names of Indian cricket on social media as well, with all-time great Sachin Tendulkar leading the chart.

“Really sorry to hear about the demise of your father @krunalpandya24 & @hardikpandya7. Condolences to your family and friends. May God give you strength in these difficult times”, tweeted Sachin Tendulkar.

Former cricketer Irfan Pathan and his brother Yusuf Pathan also tweeted their condolences.

“Remember meeting uncle for the first time at motibagh. He was so keen for his sons to play good cricket. My condolences to You and family. May god give you strength to pass through this difficult time @krunalpandya24 @hardikpandya7,” wrote Irfan.

“A loved one passing away is never an easy moment for anyone. I sincerely admire the sacrifices uncle made for his sons @krunalpandya24 @hardikpandya7. Condolences to his family and dear ones at this tough time. #rip,” tweeted Yusuf.

Meanwhile IPL franchise Mumbai Indians shared a quote by Himanshu Pandya on the struggles he faced in helping his sons become cricketers.

“‘Our intentions of letting Hardik and Krunal play cricket from a very young age was questioned and criticised by many. But we were not willing to change our plans, and it’s great to see what they have achieved now’ – Himanshu Pandya. RIP”, MI tweeted.

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