Twitter Erupts To Indian Squad Announcement For New Zealand Series

Published 09/13/2016, 1:00 PM EDT
Gautam Gambhir


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.

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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.

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https://twitter.com/virenderswag/status/775251667809820674

Frustrating!

No Gautam Gambhir!! 😓😕 selection committee politics continues!! 😡😡😡#INDvsNZ

— Sylesh S Veena (@ThatMadrasi) September 12, 2016

Indian cricket fans, to the selectors for not selecting @GautamGambhir #IndVsNZ pic.twitter.com/iLXHrMMCu4

— Naseer (@BeingYuvNaseer) September 12, 2016

https://twitter.com/abdulwriter/status/771557675154812928

BCCI Should Give Chance To Dawan Who's Performing Better Than Shikhar Dhawan.

Gautam Gambir Is Dawan I'm Talking About. #INDvNZ #INDvsNZ

— Viru Fan Club (@VirenderrSehwag) September 12, 2016

#INDvsNZ: Rohit Sharma gets another lifeline in Tests, but is he worth it? | @CatchNews https://t.co/IMf0MnaVqQ pic.twitter.com/F2IEKocDNZ

— Rohan Raj (@ro4an_raj) September 12, 2016

Dear BCCI, Explain this sh*t#IndvsNz pic.twitter.com/n3yFis5V8K

— Himanshu Agarwal (@HimanshuCL) September 12, 2016

Gambhir is the new ganguly. Victim of biased selections. #INDvNZ#BringBackGG

— IPL Fans Around World (@IPLfollwers) September 12, 2016

Not only fans of @GautamGambhir also the youngster Mayank Agarwal is appreciating the guidance which he getting frm him #BringBackGG

— 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

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#IndvsNZ: Why was @ImRo45 retained despite poor form? Sandeep Patil has the answerhttps://t.co/bW7lsUon87 pic.twitter.com/Wx3bLdYOTZ

— Zee News Sports (@ZeeNewsSports) September 12, 2016

#IndVsNZ Gautam Gambhir is must selectors.!! We r requesting u on the basis of his form & scores not because we r his fans.!! #BringBackGG

— Sreeja Roy #GGunbeaten (@Roysreeja8) September 11, 2016

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