Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag backs Rohit Sharma and slams BCCI for not being transparent. Sehwag states he doesn’t believe that head coach Ravi Shastri was unaware of Rohit Sharma’s injury issue. Which resulted in him not being selected for the Australia tour.
Virender Sehwag on Rohit’s Injury
“I don’t think that it is possible that Ravi Shastri did not know about Rohit’s situation,” Sehwag said. “Even if he is not a part of the selection committee, the selectors must have spoken to him a day or two days ago regarding what he was thinking, and taken his feedback and inputs.”
“I do not agree with this statement of Ravi Shastri that he is not a part of the selection committee. Even if it is not official, the coach and captain must have spoken unofficially to the selectors regarding who should be in the team for the Australia tour,” he added.
Rohit turning out for his franchise has raised eyebrows with the likes of Dilip Vengsarkar questioning whether BCCI erred in diagnosing his injury correctly or the opener is ready to risk injury to play for MI.
Sehwag questioned BCCI’s management
“I am surprised to see that a player who is ready to play for the franchise has not been selected to play for the country. This is surprising and mismanagement from the BCCI. They should have taken all the information that if he can play for his IPL team then he should be kept in the Indian team,” Sehwag, said.
“If he got injured, they could have called in a replacement for him. But he was not kept in India’s squad, this I don’t understand. This is a strange year. Now, what you will do? He played this game against SRH and will play the playoffs games. He is saying I am fit. Then why didn’t you pick him,” he added.