Dinesh Karthik made his comeback to the ODI side and he trumped none other than RishabhPant to book his place in the World Cup squad that was announced yesterday.
When Karthik was dropped from the ODI team for the home series against Australia, it seemed like selectors have made their mind on Rishabh Pant.
The Indian squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was announced recently by the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) as chief selector MSK Prasad put forth the team that will play the mega ICC event in England and Wales from Thursday, May 30. The Indian team will play South Africa in their first match on June 5 at the Rose Bowl.
The Indian team announcement was surprising enough for many people as they found that some inclusions and exclusions were a bit hard to digest for some former cricketers and experts alike. KL Rahul was selected as the backup opener to the duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. Vijay Shankar was picked in place of Ambati Rayudu possibly for the batsman at the no.4 spot in the playing XI.
Cricket commentator Sanjay Manjrekar expressed his opinion on the squad announced. He criticized the selectors for choosing Dinesh Karthick and also termed Vijay Shankar as “Lucky”.
It’s impossible to keep everyone happy with team selections but Karthik inclusion surprising. Selectors guilty of showing no consistency in his case. Discarded after Jan 2019 to select straight for the WC. Shankar is a lucky man to make it. #CricketLive #StarSports
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) April 15, 2019
This tweet of him irked the fans of Tamilnadu who thrashed him in the comment section for his biased perception :
And your region/state specific bias is so obvious with this tweet, sir!
— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) April 15, 2019
— Yoman (@xssfun) April 15, 2019
You will even pick Siddhesh lad ahead of Vijay Shankar because he plays for Mumbai
You are as shit as a pundit or an expert can get
— MCD (@SesaBalajiRB) April 15, 2019
Thank god ur not the selector, @BCCI in good hands
— #Sarkar (@anilsunilkool) April 16, 2019
Karthik and Vijay Shankar are not from Mumbai to make you happy 😀
— Selvam (@AGR_Selvam) April 15, 2019
The burn is evident 😂😂
— srinath (@srinath245) April 15, 2019
Is that coz both are from Tamilnadu? Its impossible to make you happy unless all the players are from Mumbai
— Skipper™️ (@Premramu) April 15, 2019
If shankar was lucky to make it then I don’t know what made you a commentator or a national cricketer.
— Brajesh Sharma (@brjshshrma) April 15, 2019
Don’t you have any concern apart from DK & Vijay shankar??? Really you people behave hard on DK… don’t you see Rahul as luckiest man to make it in spite of his failures…
— Muthu Kumar B (@MKtalkss) April 15, 2019
You’re a lucky man they let you commentatate after the biased shithousery.
— Harsh Khatri (@harshkhatri7) April 15, 2019
@sanjaymanjrekar With all due respect ,Sir I’m wondering how do you still have a contract with Starsports and Cricinfo .
— jagan (@jagan56) April 15, 2019
Dei ippo Enna ….rahane eduthurundha silent aairuppala…..#mumbaikarmindset
— maarthandan (@maarthandan) April 15, 2019
The art of demotivating a player should be learnt from you.
— deepak chaudhary (@imperialboy) April 15, 2019
In Tamil we call this as “Soothu Erichal”…
— 🗣️🎙️ (@512Gee_bee) April 16, 2019
What do you think on this statement of Sanjay Manjrekar ?? Comment your views below !!