T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma's mocking smile says it all about Virat Kohli SR query. BCCI chief selector says this


T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma's mocking smile says it all about Virat Kohli SR query.  BCCI chief selector says this

Rohit Sharma reacts during a press conference.©Twitter

Two days after T20 World Cup squad announcement, Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma and BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar spoke to reporters about the chosen members. Rinku Singh, KL Rahul And Shubman Gil were the most notable absentees from the 15-member squad and Agarkar opened up on the subject. The exclusion of Rinku, who scored 356 runs at an average of 89 and a strike rate of 176.24 in T20Is for India, has become a major talking point since the Indian team's announcement he two days ago and caused a massive outcry on social networks.

“That (not picking Rinku) is probably the hardest thing we've had to discuss. He hasn't done anything wrong, not even Shubman Gill for that matter. It's not his fault he missed something. It's a matter of combinations,” Agarkar said at the press conference. a press conference.

“A few wrist spins were included to give Rohit (Sharma) more options. There are two keepers, we needed an extra bowler. It's just unfortunate. He's in the reserves, so that tells you how close he has become in 15. But ultimately you can only pick 15 players on the team.”.

Rinku, who is not having a great IPL season as he fails to face enough balls, has nevertheless been included in the reserves list. Rinku had been fast-tracked into the Indian T20I squad after a fantastic run in the IPL last year, but this season he has managed just 123 runs in nine matches at a strike rate of 150.00.

There were also questions about Virat KohliThe strike rate. Rohit started laughing when the question was asked.

“We have not discussed Kohli's strike rate. There is a difference between IPL and international cricket. You need experience. We have enough balance and power in the team. You look and try to take positives from what is happening in the IPL The pressure of a World Cup match is different,” Ajit Agarkar downplayed criticism over Virat Kohli’s strike rate.

The Indian skipper also explained the reason for not having an off-spec specialist, citing that Washington Sundar hasn't had any opportunities lately.

“Unfortunately, Washy (Washington Sundar) hasn't had any opportunities lately. Then it was between Ash and Axar, we thought we had two left-arm spinners who are bowling and doing well, and Ashwin hasn't played the format for a long time.

“Axar was in very good form from (after) the 50 overs World Cup when he played the five-match series against Australia, he was the man of the series if I'm not mistaken. We also considered that it gives us that option for left-handers if we need to send down the middle order to do something different,” he concluded.

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