Aravinda de Silva has urged the BCCI to allow Indian cricketers to participate in other leagues around the globe.

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has heaped massive praise on Team India’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya. The 28-year-old made a stunning comeback to cricket after recovering from his back injury.

He led Gujarat Titans to IPL title in their maiden season and was rewarded with a place in the Indian team for the T20I series against South Africa.

Gavaskar said that Pandya’s personal tragedy shaped him into a better player and captain. “This is a fantastic story. Both Hardik and Krunal lost their father. We saw on the Father’s Day how close they were to their father and how their father had helped them to shape their careers,” said Gavaskar.

“To come out of the tragedy and perform well is a story that would encourage a lot of others. Sometimes tragedy can strike you but you need to grow out of it for your father, who is watching everything from above. Every time the brothers do well, they look up to the sky to say to their father that this is for you,” he added.

Gavaskar said that it is good for the Men in Blue to have a leader like Hardik.

“He started playing for teams full of superstars – India and Mumbai Indians. However, he has matured as a player, who always play for the team and not personal glory.”

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