‘Pujara as VC is joke’: BCCI blasted for ignoring Pant in ‘ridiculous’ group information | Cricket

The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday up to date India’s Check squad for the two-match sequence in Bangladesh after captain Rohit Sharma was dominated out of the opener as a consequence of a thumb damage which he had incurred in the course of the ODI sequence. BCCI named Abhimanyu Easwaran as his alternative for the primary Check. However what left followers baffled was the change in management order. KL Rahul, who was beforehand the vice-captain, has now been named the skipper in Rohit’s stead, whereas Cheteshwar Pujara was named because the vice-captain, a choice for which BCCI have been blasted by the followers.

Earlier this 12 months, when Rohit was named the captain throughout codecs, BCCI’s choice committee had clarified that they have been taking a look at few different gamers, specifically Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, and Jasprit Bumrah, as future leaders and that they might be groomed for the function. Therefore, Bumrah was named the deputy to Rohit when India hosted Sri Lanka in March, the sequence for which Pujara was dropped. Within the England tour, Pant was named the vice-captain as Bumrah was requested to guide India in injured Rohit’s stead. Pujara had returned to the Indian Check XI for that one-off sport. Followers therefore anticipated Pant to be named as vice-captain for the Bangladesh tour, however selectors have picked Pujara for the function, leaving them livid on the name.

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Right here is India’s up to date squad for Bangladesh Checks: KL Rahul (C), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara (VC), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat.

Right here is how Twitter reacted…

“Quick bowler Mohammed Shami and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja are but to totally get well from their respective shoulder and knee accidents and are dominated out of the Check sequence. The selectors have named Navdeep Saini and Saurabh Kumar as replacements for Shami and Jadeja respectively. The choice committee has additionally added quick bowler Jaydev Unadkat to India’s squad for the Check sequence,” BCCI’s assertion additional learn.

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