NEW DELHI: Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir and feeble chairman of selectors MSK Prasad were inquisitive a couple of heated exchange at some stage in Neatly-known person Sports activities’ expose Cricket Connected over the omission of Ambati Rayudu from India’s squad for 2019 World Cup.
All-rounder Vijay Shankar was given the nod earlier than center-present specialist Rayudu by the then option committee, led by Prasad. Shankar was additionally called a three-dimensional player when requested about his inclusion in the group of workers.
Forward of transferring on to Rayudu’s topic, Gambhir additionally spoke about the inability of communication on behalf of selectors when a player will get dropped from the group of workers. Citing examples of himself, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina, the feeble India opener took fair at Prasad.
“When I used to be dropped after the first Test in opposition to England in 2016, there was no communication. You discover about at Karun Nair who has said there could be no clarity given to him. You discover about at Yuvraj Singh… you discover about at Suresh Raina,” Gambhir said at some stage in the expose.
“Be taught about at what came about to Ambati Rayudu — you picked him for 2 years. Two years he batted at number four. And fair correct sooner than the World Cup, you wanted a 3-D? Is that the fashion of assertion it’s essential to look from a boss of selectors that we want a 3-D cricketer?” Gambhir requested.
“At the tip (of the road-up), everybody was a batsman — Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, there was nobody who could perhaps bowl. And somebody like Vijay Shankar, who bats at the tip-present, could perhaps be beneficial with the ball in the English prerequisites,” said Prasad.
He additionally added that Shankar’s home records were thru the roof and he bought picked in accordance to that as effectively. To this, feeble chairman of selectors Krishnamachari Srikkanth, who was additionally section of the dialogue, pointed in direction of the hole between international and home cricket.
“No longer supporting Gautam or belittling you MSK nonetheless there could be an astronomical incompatibility between international cricket and home cricket,” said Srikkanth.
“I agree with Chika that there is a incompatibility nonetheless you additionally must bear in mind that expertise can now now not be the particular parameter the total time (for picking gamers). You must perhaps fail to mark many gamers in the formula,” MSK answered.