Delhi Capitals co-owner questions India’s national team selection policy
Parth Jindal, one of the owners of the Inidan Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Capitals, has questioned India’s national team selection.
In the ODIs and T20I tour of New Zealand, Ravichandran Ashwin was not in the squad, neither was Rishabh Pant selected in the main XI, neither could he accept either.
It had been a bit strange to ask such a question from a team owner in the IPL. Earlier, the coaches of the IPL teams talked about getting opportunities for their players in the national team, but no team owner had done so much.
Jindal spoke about Pant and Ashwin via two tweets on Wednesday via social media. He thought that Pant should have played in the last matches in the T20Is after the series was settled.
“And why carry Rishabh Pant only for him to warm the bench? Surely he would have benefited from playing against New Zealand A or domestic cricket? To see a player as talented as him not play the 5th T20I and now the 3rd ODI makes no sense.” He said.
Jindal also believed that India should exploit the ability of Ashwin to take wickets.
“Don’t know why Ashwin is not in this team. There seems to be an aversion to wicket-takers. After whitewashing the kiwis in T20I’s the Kiwis showing India that the semi-final victory in the World Cup was no fluke. India needs wicket-takers and players with X factor,” Jindal said.