Former Indian cricketer who currently is the head coach of the Indian team, Ravi Shastri explained a media outlet why Suryakumar Yadav is not picked in the Indian team.
BCCI recently announced the Indian squad for the Australia tour scheduled for later this month. It was a jumbo squad for the 4 tests, 3 ODIs and as many T20 Internationals. Many newcomers were given a spot in the Indian team like Varun Chakrawarthy and Md. Siraj
However, despite giving consistent match-winning performances, MI batsman Suryakumar Yadav is yet to receive a call from the selectors. His performance in the last 3 seasons of the Indian Premiere League have been tremendous. In 2018, the 30-year old scored 512 runs before scoring 424 runs in the 2019 season.
This year too, the talented batsman has been consistent enough and has scored 374 runs in the 13 matches he has played so far. If this is not enough, then what is? Asked the netizens on twitter to the Indian selection committee.
‘Surya must be Patient’- Ravi Shastri
In an interview with Times Now, Indian coach advised Suryakumar Yadav to be patient and to keep playing his game.
“That’s why we say to these youngsters – be patient. Like Suryakumar there are 3-4 other players on the fringe but when you have a team that is packed with talent and experience it becomes very difficult to get in,” Ravi Shastri told Times Now.
“I remember period in my career when 1-6 in the Indian batting line-up everyone was certain of their places and it was difficult for anyone to penetrate that middle-order and yet you had some people who were scoring tons of runs in domestic cricket and knocking at the door,” he added.
At the very end, Ravi concluded with a message to all the young aspirers of the game to be positive and to be dedicated to the game no matter what happens. He further said that they should be waiting for their chance very carefully and their preparation should be of top notch so that they do not fail leave a mark then.
“For all the youngsters I have one message – be patient and when you get your opportunity grab it with both hands. That’s the time you don’t mess up. Instead of being disappointed be positive in your mindset that when you get the opportunity make the most of it,” said Shastri.
“If you look at this team that’s going if any of the players in the batting line-up had been dropped you would be asking how are they dropped,” he explained.