India cricketer Priya Punia’s mother, Saroj, succumbed to COVID-19 at the Sawai Mansingh Hospital in Jaipur on Tuesday. She was put on the ventilator but her condition deteriorated this morning.
“Today I realised why you always told me to be strong,” the 24-year-old Punia wrote on her social media handles.
“You knew that one day I would need the strength to bear the loss of yours. I miss you so mom! No matter the distance I know you are always there with me. My guiding star, my mom.. Love you always.”
Punia is part of the Indian team that will tour England for a one-off Test and limited-overs series. She made her debut in February 2019 and has so far played seven ODIs and three T20Is.
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