Mumbai: Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has questioned why only Cheteshwar Pujara was made a scapegoat.
The Indian cricket team will tour the West Indies from July 12. The Indian team will play a series of 2 Tests, 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is against West Indies.
Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has released the list of Indian players who will play in the Test match against the West Indies. Cheteshwar Pujara has been denied a chance in this list. Players like Rudraaj Gaekwad, Yashshwi Jaiswal, Mukesh Kumar have been given a chance in the Indian team.
Subsequently, various criticisms and questions have been raised about the selection of the Indian team to tour the West Indies and play the Test series. In particular, Cheteshwar Pujara has been criticized for being denied a chance in the team.
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar said: The Indian team lost to Australia in the final of the World Cricket Test Championship held at the Oval in England.
Apart from Ajinkya Rahane, none other than Ajinkya Rahane played well in this Test match.
Why is Cheteshwar Pujara the only scapegoat when all the teammates have played badly? He has been a selfless servant of Indian cricket. He has achieved many feats for the Indian team. Did the selectors do this because he doesn’t have a huge following on Instagram and there would be no controversy if he was removed?
I don’t know on what basis the selection committee selects the team. Sarbaraz Khan has averaged over 100 runs in last 3 seasons in Ranji Trophy series. What more does Sarbaraskan have to do to get selected in the Indian team? BCCI should tell him that his talent will be given a chance or Sarbaraz Khan should stop playing Ranji Trophy series. This is what he said.