Updated: February 1, 2020 7:21:01 pm
Former cricketer Virender Sehwag has hit out on the India group administration for not playing Rishabh Pant in the New Zealand series.
Sehwag has additionally mentioned that it is mistaken if Pant is not being given a transparent message by the group administration, evaluating his state of affairs to how senior players like him had found out from the media that then captain MS Dhoni thought they have been gradual fielders.
“Rishabh Pant has been omitted how will he rating runs? If you bench Sachin Tendulkar additionally, even he gained’t rating runs. If you are feeling he’s the match-winner why don’t you play him? Because he’s not constant?” Sehwag mentioned throughout a Cricbuzz discuss present.
He added, “During our time, the captain used to go and discuss with the participant (in query). Now I don’t know if Virat Kohli does the identical or not. I’m not a part of the group setup. But folks say that when Rohit Sharma went to Asia Cup as captain, he used to speak to all of the gamers.”
‘Talk in team meeting and in press conference were different’
Sehwag then referred to the 2012 tour of Australia, a collection wherein the highest three of Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir and himself have been being rotated.
“When MS Dhoni said in Australia that the top three are slow fielders, we were never asked or consulted. We got to know from the media. He said at the press conference but not at the team meeting that we are slow fielders. Talk at the team meeting was that we need to play Rohit Sharma who is new and that’s why there will be rotation policy. If the same is happening now, that’s wrong,” Sehwag mentioned.
“It might happen (they playing together,but) it would affect our fielding in a big way,” Dhoni had said publicly back then.
Pant, who has dropped down the pecking order ever since he suffered a concussion within the current ODI collection at house towards Australia, is within the squad at the moment taking up New Zealand, however is but to get a match. Both KL Rahul and Sanju Samson have been most popular forward of him within the ongoing collection.
Often criticised for his temperament, Pant has discovered a backer in Sehwag, who had additionally confronted related criticism in his enjoying days, earlier than higher reducing and buzzing his technique to many cricket data over time.
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