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Old selection expressed disappointment after India eliminated Suryakumar Yadav for ODI against Sri Lanka


2022 has been magical for Indian tennis player Suryakumar Yadav. Team India has Mr. 360 degrees of their own, who can hit a six in any direction on the ground. Suryakumar Yadav has played some great shots in T20 cricket and is now one of the top T20 players in the world. However, when it comes to the game’s One Day International (ODI) format, team management doesn’t see him as the best fit.

On Tuesday, Yadav was not in the team for the ODI match against Sri Lanka and another great tennis player, Shreyas Iyer, took his place. The star player’s absence prompted former Selection President Krishnamachari Srikkanth to issue an apology to the right-hander on live television.

Srikkanth had no role in choosing or rejecting Suryakumar Yadav, but he expressed his disappointment with the selection committee for not choosing the player, who put on a miraculous performance in the recent T20 match. over to Sri Lanka.

“And Surya, I’m so sorry, I feel sorry for you, my friend. Suryakumar Yadav isn’t on the team? You look at the top five and ask, who are the influential players there? who can take on the game away from the opposition?” Cricket player who won the 1983 World Cup said on Star Sports.

During his career, Suryakumar Yadav has played 16 ODI games and barely made it past two 50s with a hit rate just over 100. The T20 star has averaged just 32 runs, and at least on paper, Shreyas Iyer seems to be a better player than Yadav in ODI.

Srikkanth was also surprised by the absence of all-rounder Washington Sundar. “I don’t know why Washington Sundar didn’t play. I should have picked three batters and two pacers with Hardik Pandya as another option. That’s why I keep saying we are. need to develop more all-round hitters, that’s why India is missing out,” he added.

Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar doesn’t mind Suryakumar Yadav or Washington Sundar much, but he expressed shock at the absence of Ishan Kishan, who has recently become one of the very few established players. double record in ODI baseball.

“I can understand their logic for not going to Surya because all the great innings we’ve seen from him come in T20Is. Shubman Gill is running long but why run the same with Kishan? He had twice a hundred. He will bring a combination of left hand and right hand,” said Manjrekar.

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