File photograph of Sunil Gavaskar.© AFP
With Mohammed Shami testing constructive for COVID-19 shortly earlier than India’s house T20I collection towards Australia, Umesh Yadav – who had final performed a T20I in 2018 – was known as up as a substitute. He was additionally straight fast-tracked to the enjoying XI with Jasprit Bumrah not risked within the opening match, forward of Deepak Chahar, who was within the squad and is a standby participant for the T20 World Cup that begins subsequent month. Umesh picked up two wickets in his two overs, however was additionally moderately costly as India misplaced the collection opener.
Legendary batter Sunil Gavaskar mentioned that the group administration must be requested as to why Umesh was performed forward of Deepak Chahar, because the latter is a part of India’s World Cup plans and could also be known as as much as the primary squad if any of the opposite pacers get injured, and would therefore profit by getting some overs below his belt throughout the build-up to the mega occasion.
“I believe it is a query finest addressed to group administration as to what their pondering was to take somebody like Umesh Yadav, who shouldn’t be even within the reserves or the standbys for the World Cup and never enjoying Deepak Chahar,” Gavaskar mentioned throughout a dialogue on Sports activities At this time.
“Deepak Chahar can also be popping out of an damage. However you want these leg miles below your belt earlier than you go into a giant match just like the World Cup. When you obtained a Deepak Chahar as a standby bowler and out of the blue in Australia any individual will get injured and he has to return in, he isn’t going to do a correct job as a result of he would not get the rhythm,” he mentioned.
“So that may be a query finest addressed on the subsequent media convention to the group administration as to why they picked Umesh Yadav and never Deepak Chahar. Until in fact Chahar had a niggle, which we do not know something about,” he concluded.
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