NEW DELHI: Ragged India cricketer Gautam Gambhir and feeble chairman of selectors MSK Prasad had been all for a heated replace at some point of Star Sports actions’ present Cricket Linked over the omission of Ambati Rayudu from India’s squad for 2019 World Cup.
All-rounder Vijay Shankar was given the nod earlier than heart-expose specialist Rayudu by the then selection committee, led by Prasad. Shankar was additionally ceaselessly known as a three-dimensional player when requested about his inclusion in the team.
Sooner than transferring on to Rayudu’s topic, Gambhir additionally spoke regarding the dearth of verbal replace on behalf of selectors when a player will get dropped from the team. Citing examples of himself, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina, the feeble India opener took unbiased at Prasad.
“When I used to be dropped after the first Take a look at in opposition to England in 2016, there was no verbal replace. You peek at Karun Nair who has stated there could be now not any such thing as a clarity given to him. You peek at Yuvraj Singh… you peek at Suresh Raina,” Gambhir stated at some point of the present.
“Concept at what came about to Ambati Rayudu — you picked him for 2 years. Two years he batted at amount four. And real earlier than the World Cup, you wished a 3D? Is that the accomplish of assertion that you just have to peek from a chairman of selectors that we desire a 3D cricketer?” Gambhir requested.
“At the cease (of the street-up), each person was a batsman — Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, there was nobody who could perhaps bowl. And somebody love Vijay Shankar, who bats on the cease-expose, shall be helpful with the ball in the English circumstances,” stated Prasad.
He additionally added that Shankar’s home files had been throughout the roof and he got picked primarily based on that as smartly. To this, feeble chairman of selectors Krishnamachari Srikkanth, who was additionally portion of the dialogue, pointed in direction of the gap between international and home cricket.
“Now now not supporting Gautam or belittling you MSK but there could be an huge incompatibility between international cricket and home cricket,” stated Srikkanth.
“I agree with Chika that there could be a incompatibility but you additionally must love that own can no longer be the supreme parameter the entire time (for picking avid gamers). You can fail to attract many avid gamers in the task,” MSK responded.