Sourav Ganguly should question the motive behind dropping Suryakumar Yadav: Vengsarkar

Suryakumar Yadav
By: Sports Desk |

October 28, 2020 2:54:45 pm

There was quite a lot of hype round Suryakumar Yadav’s choice for India’s tour of Australia. (BCCI/IPL))

After the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) introduced the Tests, ODI, and T20I squads for the upcoming tour of Australia, one in all the most notable omissions from the checklist, aside from Rohit Sharma, was Suryakumar Yadav not getting chosen.

Yadav, who has loved a superb run of type in the shortest format of the sport was the highest run-scorer for Mumbai Indians (MI) in 2018. He was additionally the second-highest scorer for Mumbai in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with 360 runs at a mean of 51.

Hence, the choice committee’s resolution of not choosing the right-hander (even for T20s) for the upcoming tour to down underneath has been met with criticism from a number of quarters.

Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, Manoj Tiwary raised questions on the resolution.

Former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar has additionally joined the refrain and expressed his shock over the Mumbai star’s omission.

“I’m astounded at the omission of Surya, who is currently one of the most talented batsmen in the country, from the teams selected for the Australian tour,” Vengsarkar instructed the Times of India.

“As far as sheer potential is concerned, I can compare Surya with the best in the Indian team. He has scored runs consistently. I don’t know what else he has to do to merit a place in the Indian team,” he added.

“A batsman is at his peak from the age of 26 to 34. and I feel Surya (30) is at the peak of his career. If form and fitness is not the criteria, then what is it? Can anybody explain? With Rohit (Sharma) out of the team due to (a hamstring) injury, Surya should have been there to strengthen the middle order. BCCI president Ganguly should question the motive behind dropping Surya,” the former India chief selector remarked.

Part of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) earlier than 2018, Suryakumar performed a complete of 96 IPL matches since 2012, making 1,827 runs with 9 half-centuries. The 30-year-old batter has 3,295 runs with 17 half-centuries in T20 cricket.

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