Opinion: Yuvraj Singh Snubbed Again, For Once It’s Unfair
The habit of Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh, criticising BCCI, captain and selectors, sometimes seem to be fair, looks like he is right in doing so. Though, he has no right to launch a personal attack on someone but, yes it hurts, its hurts when you are not appreciated for your efforts, it hurts, even more, when you face nepotism, it hurts the worst when nepotism reaches another level.
January 6, 2015, BCCI selectors announce squad for the World Cup 2015 that was played in Australia and New Zealand, the market is busy discussing just one topic, whether Yuvraj Singh will be selected or not? The question looms over selection the Man of the Tournament of World Cup 2011. Strange! But yes.
He was confident of making it to the team as he had struck three centuries in Ranji Trophy just prior to the selection of 15-member squad. Despite being not the part of the probable squad, Yuvraj had faith in selectors, more than him, it was his fans who had faith in selectors but all the hopes were floored when Stuart Binny was added in the team and not Yuvraj Singh.
Almost three years have passed by now and Yuvraj hasn’t played any ODI.
He turned his attention towards T20s and made it to the squad for 2016 World T20 but still there was something which was not satisfying him to full. A Test call was what he needed, something which he is hopeful of till now. In a hope of this, he is piling up runs in domestic cricket but has been ignored once again.
You have to feel for the highest run-scorer of Ranji trophy (until Round 4) this year that has not been given second chance in Test cricket. Yuvraj Singh, who is coming fresh from a double century in Ranji Trophy in front of national selector Sarandeep Singh has again been denied an opportunity.
Though it would not have been matter of debate but will highlight the charts as Hardik Pandya has been chosen in the team, one cannot fathom the reason why? Is he worth taking him in the Test team? When selectors say Hardik Pandya is the best fast bowling all-rounder present in the country, were they serious? Have you checked Rishi Dhawan’s record? Binny?
Are we playing in Australia that we need fast bowling all-rounder? Why not a spin all-rounder in form of Yuvraj Singh?
Yuvraj is in the form of his life and a call-up would have been a big boost for him but no.
Bishan Singh Bedi might have said this is in joke, but seriously if new selection committee continues to work like this, then soon we might also recognise the new selection committee as ‘Bunch of Jokers’ as Bedi called them.
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