The Indian squad for the New Zealand test series starting on 22nd of September was announced yesterday. The heedless omission of Gautam Gambhir, who is going through a purple patch, ahead of out of form players like Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan raised many eyebrows.
Gautam Gambhir, who is leading the India Blue side in the Duleep trophy has had a wonderful tournament and was expected to get a comeback call from the national side. His fans and many more cricketing greats were left shocked and horrified post this decision of the selection committee.
The squad for the series saw omitting of the all-rounder Stuart Binny and uncapped bowler Shardul Thakur. While Stuart Binny had a forgettable WI tour, Shardul Thakur couldn’t make it to the playing eleven in WI test series. Retaining Rohit Sharma despite successive failures of the southpaw and not picking Gautam Gambhir did evoke the twitter users.
No Gautam Gambhir!! 😓😕 selection committee politics continues!! 😡😡😡#INDvsNZ
— Sylesh S Veena (@ThatMadrasi) September 12, 2016
— Naseer (@BeingYuvNaseer) September 12, 2016
BCCI Should Give Chance To Dawan Who's Performing Better Than Shikhar Dhawan.
— Viru Fan Club (@VirenderrSehwag) September 12, 2016
— Rohan Raj (@ro4an_raj) September 12, 2016
— Himanshu Agarwal (@HimanshuCL) September 12, 2016
— IPL Fans Around World (@IPLfollwers) September 12, 2016
— Anny (@Anwesha_Joarder) September 11, 2016
Indian People outraging for not Selecting Gambhir in the Squad for #IndVsNZ. Just like that, People in NZ outraging for not selecting Binny.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) September 12, 2016
— Zee News Sports (@ZeeNewsSports) September 12, 2016
— Sreeja Roy #GGunbeaten (@Roysreeja8) September 11, 2016