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Sunil Gavaskar wants media to grill Indian leadership over Deepak Chahar mistreatment

By on September 22, 2022 0

Despite playing with an almost full squad, the Indian team fell short of the visiting Australian team in the first T20I in Mohali.

After the four-wicket loss, the selection of the Indian team went under the scanner as fans and pundits alike weren’t particularly happy with the inclusion of Umesh Yadav over Deepak Chahar in the starting line-up.

Yadav was drafted as an 11th-hour replacement for Mohammed Shami, who contracted COVID-19. Prior to the Mohali match, the right-arm pacer hadn’t played a single T20I in the past three years.

Chahar, on the other hand, has traveled with the team as a reserve for the past two rounds and is even on the reserve list for the T20 World Cup.

Logic would suggest that the Rajasthan pacer should have been preferred over Yadav, but management went ahead and included the fast bowler from Vidharbha, who managed to pick up two wickets but also lost a lot of runs.

Angered by the team’s selection, legendary hitter Sunil Gavaskar lashed out at the team’s management, saying he wondered what their logic was behind playing Yadav ahead of Chahar, who isn’t even in the T20 World Cup reserves.

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“I think it’s better to address the management of the team what they thought of taking someone like Umesh Yadav, who is not even in the reserves and does not play Deepak Chahar,” Gavaskar said. . Sports tactics.

“Deepak Chahar is also coming off an injury. But you need to have the leg mile under your belt before you go into a big tournament like the World Cup. If you go there as Deepak Chahar, a bowler in waiting and suddenly in Australia someone gets injured, he won’t do a good job because he won’t have the rhythm.”

“So that’s a question best asked at the next team management press conference as to why they chose Umesh Yadav and not Deepak Chahar. Unless Chahar had a little problem, which we know nothing about,” Gavaskar said, urging reporters to grill the Indian team’s management at the next press conference.

Jasprit Bumrah is most likely to take Umesh Yadav’s place in the playing XI for the second T20I in Nagpur. However, it would be interesting to see what explanation Rohit Sharma and the team management have for their controversial decision.