For the Asia Cup 2023, BCCI Chief Ajit Agarkar announced the 17-member team of Team India on 21 August. If many players of Team India got a place on this list, then many players had to be disappointed. Now it is expected that the players who have got a place in Asia Cup 2023, now only those players will get a place in the World Cup 2023 squad.
At the same time, a veteran player from the Indian team was shown the way out. This player has excellent figures in ODIs. Despite this, he was ignored, after which captain Rohit Sharma gave such a reaction which the fans did not like.
The captain dropped this veteran player:
Team India’s star spin bowler Yuzvendra Chahal was not given a chance in Asia Cup 2023. Although it was expected that Chahal would be included in the Asia Cup 2023 squad, it did not happen. After not being selected for the Asia Cup, the discussion in the corridors of cricket intensified that he would be ignored for the World Cup 2023 as well. Although Rohit Sharma has given his reaction on not including Yuzvendra Chahal in the team.
Will give him a chance in Team India if needed – Rohit Sharma:
Regarding the squad for the World Cup 2023, Rohit Sharma said about Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, and Washington Sundar, “Chahal has played a lot of cricket for Team India. If we need him in the World Cup 2023, we will try to include him in the team. Apart from Chahal, doors are also open for R Ashwin and Washington Sundar.
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It became clear from Rohit Sharma’s statement that at present Team India does not need Chahal. If he is needed, he will be included in the team. Otherwise, he has become just an option for the team.
How has been the career of Yuzvendra Chahal:
Yuzvendra Chahal has played an important role for Team India on many occasions. He has shown the path of the pavilion to 121 batsmen while playing 72 ODIs for Team India with an economy of 5.26 and an average of 27.13. In T20, Chahal has taken 96 wickets in 80 matches with an economy rate of 8.19 and an average of 25.09. Chahal has been dropped from Team India after playing a 3-match ODI series and a 5-match T20 series against West Indies.