Home Cricket Chetan Sharma’s Instructions to Rahane, Pujara Before Test Snub

Chetan Sharma’s Instructions to Rahane, Pujara Before Test Snub

Chetan Sharma’s Instructions to Rahane, Pujara Before Test Snub

The Indian choice committee, led by former pacer Chetan Sharma, on Saturday made a path-breaking choice. As they introduced the 16-man squad for the upcoming Sri Lanka Tests at house, they snubbed the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma, and Wriddhimna Saha.

All 4 of them have been below the scanner for a very long time now. They got sufficient probabilities to solidify their spot within the Indian crew however a collection of flop exhibits compelled the selectors to look past them.

As it has been this committee’s coverage, they may give Hanuma Vihari (substitute of Pujara) and Shubman Gill (substitute of Rahane) a full likelihood to settle in middle-order. After these two in pecking order comes Shreyas Iyer, who additionally must get a go.

ALSO READ | Virat Kohli’s ‘Logical Successor’ – Rohit Sharma Ready To Take Team India to a New Era

In the case of Ishant, the crew administration has recognized two doable replacements – Prasidh Krishna and Avesh Khan whereas Kona Bharat with higher batting abilities and really competent glovework is approach forward of Saha and can get probabilities if Pant isn’t round.

While addressing a digital press convention on Saturday, chief selector Chetan Sharma mentioned the choice committee had a previous dialogue with Rahane and Pujara and have been knowledgeable about their axing for the Sri Lanka Tests.

“Selection committee after a long deliberation has come to this decision, we have spoken to them (Pujara and Rahane) earlier and we have told them that we will not consider them for the two matches against Sri Lanka,” Sharma mentioned.

However, he tried to present some ray of hope that possibly after Ranji Trophy, they may get again.

“The doors are open for them. There is no problems and we told them to play Ranji Trophy and that is the best part on both of us that such senior cricketers are going and playing Ranji Trophy,” Sharma added.

Speaking about Wriddhiman Saha, the chief selector mentioned, “Look, age isn’t something we give a lot of credence. On what grounds Wriddhi has been dropped, we can’t tell you.”

ALSO READ | Rohit Sharma to Lead in Sri Lanka Tests; Rahane, Pujara Axed, Ravindra Jadeja & Shubman Gill Return

“But there comes a time when you start thinking about youngsters when you don’t play for long. Also, I don’t know why Saha is not playing Ranji Trophy. That’s not my jurisdiction and that’s what state unit must look into,” the World Cup hat-trick man mentioned.

If one seems on the Indian crew’s Test calendar for the 12 months 2022, there’s hardly any likelihood for these 4 of creating a comeback. There are two Tests versus Sri Lanka, one in England and two towards Bangladesh in 2022 and early 2023, India hosts Australia at house for 4 Tests.

(With PTI Inputs)

Special: Get the Live-Updating IPL 2022 Auction Tally | IPL Mega Auction Live Updates and Cricket Score right here


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here