Harbhajan Singh questions BCCI selection criteria
Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is not really impressed with the way Suryakumar Yadav is being treated by the board despite his good performance of late. The off-spinner had questioned the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) selection criteria after Suryakumar Yadav was overlooked for Indian team selection against Sri Lanka and Australia.
It has been learnt that the right-handed talented batsman has been picked in India A squad for two tour matches and three one-day games against New Zealand. However, he failed to find the spot in the national team.
After India announced the squad for the upcoming home assignments, India’s off-spinner Harbhajan took to his official Twitter handle and asked why there are a different set of rules or criteria for different players.
“I keep wondering what’s wrong @surya_14kumar hv done ? Apart from scoring runs like others who keep getting picked for Team india india/A india /B why different rules for different players ???,” Harbhajan Singh questioned in his tweet.
Suryakumar Yadav has channelised his aggression whenever it demanded as he scored 4,920 runs with an average 43.53 in 73 first-class games. He has scored 3,012 runs from 149 T20s games with a decent average of 31.37.
Recently, he played superbly as he chipped in with an unbeaten knock of 102 runs against Baroda in a Ranji Trophy contest in Vadodra.
As far as his Indian Premier League career is concerned, he has essayed 1548 runs including seven fifties in 85 matches. He was retained by Mumbai Indians (MI) for the upcoming IPL. He plied his trade for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) before that.