Former selector slams Ravi Shastri over remarks on Rayudu’s exclusion from India’s CWC’19 squad.


Former selector Sarandeep Singh has lambasted Ravi Shastri on his remarks regarding the logic behind the three wicketkeeper-batters in India’s 2019 Cricket World Cup squad.

Sarandeep was part of the MSK Prasad-led selection committee, which named the World Cup squad. His remarks came when former India coach Ravi Shastri in an interview, had said he had ‘no say’ in dropping Rayudu from the team and that there was no logic in having three wicketkeepers in the squad.

“I had no say in that. But I wasn’t okay with three wicketkeepers being picked for the World Cup. Either Ambati or Shreyas could’ve come in. What was the logic in having MS Dhoni, Rishabh, and Dinesh all together? But I never interfered with the selectors’ work, except when I was asked for feedback or as part of a general discussion,” Shastri had told the Times of India.

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