The Chief Selector MSK Prasad selected the squad for all three formats for the upcoming tour of West Indies. The selector said that they had kept in mind the performances of India A tour. The selectors have selected names like Manish Pandey, Navdeep Saini and others for the tour. However, there was no trace of youngster Shubman Gill in the team. This annoyed the netizens and they posted angry tweets with his non-inclusion in the squad. India Squad For West Indies Tour 2019 Announced: Virat Kohli To Captain Side; MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya Rested.
The social media users flaunted stats and said that he is much more deserving than Manish Pandey at number four. Shubman Gill scored a couple of half-centuries successively after his blistering 109 runs against Sri Lanka last month. Manish Pandey who scored century from 86 balls was instead selected for the team boarding the bus for Windies. This baffled the netizens and they posted angry tweets
Check out a few reactions below:
No Gill for the T20 & Odi squad.
— Rohit Sharma FC 🇮🇳 (@Ro45FC) July 21, 2019
This social media user seems very angry.
Going to invade bcci office for not picking Gill pic.twitter.com/wlIxkxgiHr
— Ram (@Ram_2605) July 21, 2019
Ok so no surprieses here all names are familiar. I would still prefer Shubman Gill in this squad pver Kedar since #TeamIndia is still picking Kedar Jadhav means they are not looking at 2023 World Cup yet. Also No rest for Captain Kohli an neither for Vice-Captain Rohit.
— Aditya Saha (@adityakumar480) July 21, 2019
Too good to be dropped.
Gill in West indies rn along with Chahars, Pandya, Sundar and other IndA players who got selected for #WivInd
— Monica (@monicas004) July 21, 2019
Questions to be answered.
Why is Shubhman gill not in the team? If Manish Pandey had to be selected, he should have been a part of the world cup team. Poor selection with little vision building for a long term! What if MSD did not trust @imVkohli when he was young! #BCCI #TeamIndia @bhogleharsha
— Akshay Shetye (@akshayshetye) July 21, 2019
Talking about the selection, MS Dhoni is unavailable whereas, Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the shorter format of the game and has been picked for the Test matches. The chief selector remained tight-lipped on MS Dhoni’s retirement but also said that they are grooming youngsters. Rishabh Pant has been selected for all the three formats of the game. All eyes will be on the youngster as the onus is on him to fill in the shoes of MS Dhoni. Hardik Pandya has been rested for the series.