Board of control for cricket in India, announced the squad for the upcoming Australian tour on Monday. Names of Varun Chakravarty, T Natarajan, Tyagi, Mohammed Siraj took place in the squad which made fans happy. The tour comprises four tests, three one day international matches and three t 20 matches. However, few decisions of BCCI raised the eyebrows cricket experts and fans. Rohit Sharma, the current vice-captain of the team was not named in the squad and KL Rahul was included in the test squad despite of his poor performance in the last few tests he played.
Check out the squad for the three formats :
#TeamIndia T20I squad: Virat Kohli (Capt), Shikhar, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vc & wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy— BCCI (@BCCI) October 26, 2020
#TeamIndia ODI squad: Virat Kohli (Capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vc & wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur #AUSvIND— BCCI (@BCCI) October 26, 2020
#TeamIndia Test squad: Virat Kohli (Capt), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar, Ajinkya(vc), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Mohd. Siraj #AUSvIND— BCCI (@BCCI) October 26, 2020
NEWS – Four additional bowlers – Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kartik Tyagi, Ishan Porel and T. Natarajan – will travel with the Indian contingent.— BCCI (@BCCI) October 26, 2020
The BCCI Medical Team will continue to monitor the progress of Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma. #AUSvIND
Rohit Sharma missed playing last two last two IPL games for his team Mumbai Indians due to hamstring injury. Kieron Pollard is captaining the team. Rohit had suffered the hamstring injury in the match against Kings XI Punjab on October 18 which they had lost after playing out 2 Super Overs in Dubai. While he was expected to return to the team soon, reports emerged saying that he is likely to get ruled out from the ongoing tournament due to the injury.
Now, BCCI’s decision of not including him in the tournament, surprised the fans. Meanwhile, official twitter handle of Mumbai Indians, after seeing the squad announced by BCCI, came up with a video which showed Rohit performing in the nets. He was seen hitting the nets in Abu Dhabi before their team’s match against RCB on Wednesday.
Watch the video here :
Despite of BCCI’s statement which said that the fitness of Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma will be monitored, the news didn’t o well with the fans of the MI skipper. On seeing Rhul being named as the vice captain, they started slamming the board for not including his name in the squad.
Check out some of their reactions below :
Virat's insecurity with Rohit 🤷🏻♂️— MSDian Shubham 🇮🇳 (@Shubham513) October 26, 2020
I'm 100% sure Rohit is not that much unfit that he won't be able to fully recover before Aus tour.
This is just bad politics in Indian cricket. Surya Kumar Yadav is still not selected either 🤷🏻♂️
Hitman 💔 pic.twitter.com/ufGY1iDw94— VaShi💫✨#AlwaysWithPK (@VashiWithPK) October 27, 2020
Mumbai Indians to BCCI: pic.twitter.com/DIuUCUhhlr— S Â ! $ H 💫 (@CricketSaish45) October 26, 2020
Again big thanks for this now i know they are playing dirty politics but they can't play for a long a bad time is started of Kohli Shastri ganguly and others selection commission.— Vivek Mishra (@vivekMi58999687) October 26, 2020
What's happening, why Hitman isn't there in Indian squad if he's well settled to play? Even he's not ruled out of IPL, without him it's going to be too much difficult for our team, his record against Aussies speaks for him.— Unknown #Msdian😍#SidHeart❤ (@Mr_unknown23_) October 26, 2020
What's the truth? 😕
Confusing signs from Indian Team and Mumbai Indians. What’s happening with Rohit?— Satwik Kodangal Varala (@satwik507) October 26, 2020
Conspiracy to make KL rahul as the 2nd big player in team— PrakashS45🔥❤️ (@Psharma182) October 26, 2020
Comment your views on this exclusion of Rohit from the team !!