Harbhajan questions Gill’s omission from India’s playing XI against New Zealand

Team India found themselves in hot waters when they locked horns with New Zealand in the Test series. There was no intent from the visitors as the hosts dictated tempo throughout the series and in the process, they ended up inflicting a 2-0 whitewash on the visitors.

Harbhajan questions Gill's omission from India's playing XI against New Zealand
Shubman Gill

After India lost back-to-back games,out-of-favour spinner Harbhajan Singh has raised questions regarding Team India’s team selection in the recent Test series against New Zealand. He further stressed on the fact that Shubman Gill should have been given a chance ahead of Prithvi Shaw as an opening batsman.

Before India were battered by New Zealand in the Test series, they had earlier been whitewashed by the hosts in the ODI series too.

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Harbhajan Singh questioned why Shubman Gill was not given an opportunity to play for the team. The Turbanator further questioned Gill’s exclusion from the squad against the Kiwis while also adding that it was a golden opportunity for the young batsman to showcase his mettle.

Harbhajan said that Gill deserved the opportunity to open for India. Previously, the youngster was also overlooked by the selectors and Prithvi Shaw got the nod ahead of him in a series against South Africa.

Harbhajan went on to add saying that the Indian management was guilty of wasting the young cricketers’ careers. Gill had impressed with India ‘A’ wherein he scored a double century and a century after which he was called up to the senior team.

Needless to say, the 20-year-old had to warm the bench as Shaw was preferred in his place as an opening batsman alongside Mayank Agarwal.

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