“Today I realised why you always told me to be strong. 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 wrote on Instagram.
“Some truth in life are hard to accept. Your memories will never be forgotten! Rest In Peace Mom,” she added.
Punia, who made her India debut in February 2019, has so far played 7 ODIs and three T20Is. She also urged her followers to follow the guidelines to protect the spread of coronavirus.
“Please follow the rules and take precautions. This virus is very dangerous. Wear mask, maintain social distancing, stay safe and stay strong,” she wrote.
The batter is also the part of the UK-bound Indian women’s cricket squad, which will assemble in Mumbai on May 19 and, subsequently, undergo a hard quarantine before its departure with the men’s team in the first week of June.
The team will play one Test, three ODIs and as many T20s in the UK. (UNI)