Cricket“Main Guys know they will be selected…”- Gavaskar’s indirect jibe at Veterans
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The Indian squad for the Test series against the West Indies is a mix of youngsters and veterans, and this was largely expected. Experienced players Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravindra Jadeja were retained, while Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Mukesh Kumar were called up for their first test. Veteran Cheteshwar Pujara was dropped from the squad after a forgettable performance in the World Test Championship final, on the other hand, Ajinkya Rahane was named vice captain after an influential innings against Australia. Many people and former cricketers were satisfied with the team, but legendary player Sunil Gavaskar showed his displeasure with this.


The former is questioning team’s approach
Gavaskar feels that with the West Indies series beginning a new WTC cycle, the Indian team should have gone with all youngsters. He was hoping that big names like Kohli, Rohit, and Rahane would be given a break and instead of them, opportunities would be given to those waiting around, but the BCCI had other plans. The first test will begin tomorrow, and before that, the former cricketer has questioned the approach of the team. Still reeling from the defeat in the WTC final, he feels that nothing has changed between then and now.
Recently, in a talk with the Indian Express, he stated, What kind of preparation are we talking about? The team went to the West Indies. They are not playing any matches, so what has been going on for about 20–25 days? When we talk about preparation, you should be true to it. Go 15 days in advance and play two practice matches. The core players can rest, but the fringe players can really challenge those who are not doing well.


The legendary batter took the indirect jibe
The recently turned 74 also took a veiled dig at seniors like Kohli and Sharma and brought the much-discussed concept of workload management and Team India’s list of injury woes to light. He said the truth is that the main players don’t want to go early because they know that no matter what happens, they will be selected. When they go early, they’ll talk about the Workload. You call yourself the fittest team in the world, or fitter than the initial generations, so how do you break down so quickly? When you play a 20-over game, how can you have a workload problem?”