India vs Afghanistan:” Tell Me If These Guys Don’t Deserve The Chances”- Ex-Spinner Questions India’s Team Selection For Asia Cup 2022
Indian Cricket Team suffered back-to-back losses in Asia Cup 2022 and now are on the brink of elimination from the Asia Cup 2022. The Men in Blue would be crestfallen as they got a proper hammering by the Sri Lankan Cricket Team.
It’s quite unlikely to see Men in Blue in finals as they have to pray that Afghanistan beats Pakistan and then Sri Lanka beats Pakistan. This is a very much complicated scenario for a billion people who are the defending champions of Asia Cup 2022.
Indian Cricket Team has themselves to blame as the batters and bowlers weren’t able to cash in on crucial stages. The likes of Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya & Deepak Hooda should have played smart cricket as a score of around 200 would have given them a psychological advantage.
Harbhajan Singh on Selection
Harbhajan Singh, the legendary off-spinner was pretty critical regarding selection. “Where is Umran malik (150km speed) Why was Deepak Chahar(top quality swing bowler )wasn’t there Chahar? Let me know if these folks don’t merit the possibilities. Chahar Why does Dinesh Karthik don’t get risks in every case?? Frustrating,” Harbhajan tweeted.
Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant are not Effective
India’s flamboyant all-rounder Hardik Pandya didn’t trouble the scorers even after getting promoted up the order. The batter had played out the likes of Theekshana & Hasaranga which was quite confusing.
The right-given hitter scored 17 runs in 13 balls where an appearance of 30-35 runs would have done ponders for Team India. The Management needs to dole out the jobs to players instead of haphazardly giving advancements that upset the equilibrium of the group.
Rishabh Pant who had the responsibility of playing a powerful cameo too went early. The left-handed batter too scored 17 runs in 13 balls. There was a similarity in both the batter’s dismissal as both of them were unable to clear long boundaries which is quite questionable given their credentials and prowess.
India gravely missed Dinesh Karthik’s crazy shots and he has that type of turning the game at the back-finish of the innings. Seeing Dinesh Karthik is very confounding on the bench as he hardly got a chance to showcase his talent.