Indian cricket is replete with sagas of player- related controversies but the ignominy faced by Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul - being sent back from an overseas tour - is only the second such instance in 82 years.
Way back in 1936, the legendary Lala Amarnath was sent back from India’s tour of England by the erstwhile captain Maharaja of Vijianagaram or ‘Vizzy’ for alleged insubordination during a first-class game.
While there had been disciplinary issues on a lot of tours but in the history of Indian cricket, this is the first time that the Board has taken action and called back errant players.
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