[caption id="attachment_796826" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-796826" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Hardik-catch-Twitter.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="353" /> Hardik Pandya bowled and fielded with purpose, taking two crucial wickets and a brilliant catch. @ Twitter[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Mount Maunganui:</strong> Legendary batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sunil-gavaskar/">Sunil Gavaskar</a> on Monday welcomed <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/hardik-pandya/">Hardik Pandya</a>'s return to the Indian ODI team, saying his presence covers all bases for the side. <p></p> <p></p>Pandya, who is facing an inquiry for his loose talk during a TV show, did not get to bat in the third ODI against New Zealand on Monday, but the 25-year-old bowled and fielded with purpose, taking two crucial wickets and a brilliant catch. (<strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/india-in-new-zealand-2019-200956/live-scores/india-vs-new-zealand-live-cricket-score-3rd-odi-match-187359-summary.html">India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI: FULL SCORECARD</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"He was very, very impressive. You know why this team management wants him in the side. He actually fills that little blank that was there. This allows the team to be balanced. He covers all the bases for the team," Gavaskar told Star Sports. <p></p> <p></p>https://twitter.com/We_Indians_/status/1089726715406905344 <p></p> <p></p>"He's bowled a very good line, he has used the bouncers to very good effect. He has been like a live wire on the field. That's the plus that Hardik Pandya brings to the team. He is such an outstanding fielder. He will get you some impossible catches, get you some terrific run-outs and then with the bat and the ball, he does well," he added. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-new-zealand-3rd-odi-controversy-will-help-hardik-pandya-scale-new-heights-in-his-career-virat-kohli-796750">Controversy will help Hardik Pandya scale new heights in his career: Virat Kohli</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Pandya was sent back home from Australia earlier this month after <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcci">BCCI</a> suspended him and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kl-rahul/">KL Rahul</a> pending an inquiry for making controversial comments on women. <p></p> <p></p>It seemed that he would also miss the entire tour of New Zealand but the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/coa">Committee of Administrators</a> (CoA) revoked their interim suspension last week and now their fate will be decided by an Ombudsman who is yet to be appointed by the Supreme Court.