Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the omission of Rohit Sharma from the T20I, Test and ODI squad for the tour of Australia. Sharma sustained a hamstring injury during the Mumbai Indians (MI) match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in Dubai and then warmed the bench for the next few matches.
After this he did not get a place in the Indian team, which meant that he would not take part in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). However, raising a few eyebrows, he returned to the eleventh position at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on 3 November in MI’s final league game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on 3 November.
Sehwag said that during Rohit’s toss there was clearly ‘mismanagement’ from the BCCI, adding that he was ‘fit and fine’. Sehwag left no stone unturned to say that the Indian board should give complete information before deciding Rohit’s fate for the tour of Australia.
If Rohit Sharma can play IPL, then he should be in Team India, Sehwag says
“I do not think it is possible that Ravi Shastri did not know about Rohit Sharma’s position. Even if he is not part of the selection committee, the selectors would have talked to him a day or two earlier to see what he is thinking, and took his feedback and input, ”Sehwag said on Cricbuzz.
“If he was injured, they could have called him in return. But he was not put in India’s team, I don’t understand. It’s a strange year. Now, what will you do? He played this game against SRH. He will play a playoff game. He is saying I am fit. Then why didn’t you choose him, “he said.
He said, “I am surprised to see that the player who is ready to play for the franchise has not been selected to play for the country. This is surprising and mismanagement of BCCI. He should have taken all the information that if he can play for his IPL team, then he should be placed in the Indian team, ”said Sehwag.
before this, Sourav GangulyThe BCCI president mentioned that Rohit can be included back in the team provided he is fit. He also said that the top-order batsman could be sent later as flights to Australia are available.