A fan has accused Hooda of being fired on behalf of the substandard Krunal. The board sided with Krunal in the dispute between the two. Another fan says it caused the loss of a good player. Former India captain Irfan Pathan has said that Deepak Hooda’s departure is a huge loss for Baroda. No cricket association would want to lose a player like Hooda. Hooda leaving Baroda is a great loss. The Hooda service would be available to Baroda for at least the next ten years. Irfan said it was disappointing as a native of Baroda. Baroda had suspended Hooda for the entire past season. The disciplinary action came after Krunal left the team after complaining that he had threatened to end his career.