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Shreyas Iyer’s Omission Sparks Fan Fury And Questions Team Management’s Decision
By CricShots - Dec 12, 2023 10:25 pm
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Fans on X expressed their shock and anger after Shreyas Iyer was surprisingly dropped from the Indian XI for the second T20I against South Africa in Gqeberha. This crucial match, effectively a series decider after the first game was washed out, saw India opt for Tilak Varma in place of the in-form Iyer.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer 

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s absence due to illness was understandable, but the exclusion of Iyer, who had been in exceptional white-ball form, baffled many. Shreyas’ recent performance included a match-winning half-century in the last T20I against Australia, solidifying his position as vice-captain.

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This decision has sparked heated discussions among fans on X, with many criticizing the team management’s logic. Some expressed their disappointment and disbelief, while others questioned the rationale behind the move.

South Africa (Playing XI): Matthew Breetzke, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Gerald Coetzee, Lizaad Williams, Tabraiz Shamsi

India (Playing XI):Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar

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As Shreyas Iyer was dropped from the Indian XI for the second T20I against South Africa at St George’s Park, Gqeberha, fans on X reacted to it. They were left surprised by the team management’s decision and gave some shocking reactions. Here are some of them: