new Delhi: When the series against Sri Lanka was announced, the seniors were seen falling down. KL Rahul’s T20 and Shikhar Dhawan were discharged from ODIs. It is not yet clear whether Rishabh Pant has been ruled out of limited overs cricket due to injury or he has been shown the way out due to poor performance. According to former opener Gautam Gambhir, Pant has been dropped from T20-ODI in the name of injury.
This information has been given about Rishabh Pant that he will go to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in the first week of January for the Strength and Adaptation Program. During a conversation with ESPN Cricinfo, Gambhir said, “First of all, the selectors should be clear whether they have been rested or dropped.” According to me he has been dropped from white ball cricket. There has never been enough clarity about it. This word called ‘comfort’ is very nice, it was not there when we were playing. Either we were removed or selected.
Gautam Gambhir does not understand the ruckus over the exclusion of senior players. “When the selectors and management look beyond a few players, we create a lot of hue and cry. Ultimately it is not about individual players but it is about how you want to go ahead with your plans for the next (T20) World Cup (in 2024).”
“After all you want to go out there and win it. If these players could not achieve it, then who knows, players like Suryakumar, the younger generation may achieve that dream.
,with agency input,
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 29, 2022, 22:52 IST