Legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar seems to be annoyed with the current team management over their selection of players in the playing XI.
In one of the leading daily newspapers, Gavaskar wrote, “It looks like all the nice guys are being left out’ and ‘they should start getting a different hair style and some body art done too to get picked in the team.”
Gavaskar praised Team India for their performance so far on the Sri Lanka tour but Rahane’s lack of opportunities in ODI kick started the anger in Gavaskar.
He further added, “Rahul got yet another chance while the top scorer of the just-concluded One-day series in the West Indies -Ajinkya Rahane -sat out once again. After the magnificent partnership between Rohit Sharma and skipper Kohli had been broken, it was expected that Rahul would come in to bat. He would have had time to settle down and get his eye in. Instead, it was Hardik Pandya who was sent in earlier.”
Gavaskar has no problem with giving chance to the youngsters but it should never happen at the cost of an in-form player. Rahane is the only player who hasn’t got to play any ODI against Sri Lanka despite being the highest scorer for India in the previous ODI series against West Indies.
However, Rahane has got the chance in the 5th ODI as Shikhar Dhawan returning to India in order to attend to his ailing mother. The invisible Indian team will fancy their chances of completing a 5-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka when they face the beleaguered hosts in the fifth and final One-day International match on Sunday.
The visitors already swept the Test series 3-0, and given their dominant run on this trip, would like to sweep the ODI series as well.