Sourav Ganguly ‘does not perceive’ Ajinkya Rahane’s selection for vice-captaincy

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Thursday stated that it’s robust for him to grasp why the Board of Management of Cricket (BCCI) selected Ajinkya Rahane for the place of vice-captain after being away from the staff for 18 months. Ajinkya Rahane was a shock announcement for the BCCI within the Group India World Take a look at Championship (WTC) squad. Lately, he was chosen as Rohit Sharma deputy for the West Indies Take a look at sequence 

The choice to incorporate Ajinkya Rahane within the WTC squad could have thought of varied issues like his improved efficiency in IPL 2023 and his expertise enjoying Take a look at matches in England. On his half, Ajinkya Rahane proved the selectors proper by scoring large 89 runs throughout the first innings and 46 runs throughout the second innings.

However, Sourav Ganguly expressed that he does not perceive the method behind the choice. When requested about Shubman Gill as the selection for the vice-captaincy choice, Ganguly stated: “Yeah, I feel so.”

“I will not say it is a step backward. You’ve been out for 18 months, then you definitely play a Take a look at and also you turn out to be a vice-captain. I do not perceive the thought course of behind it. There’s Ravindra Jadeja, who has been there for a very long time and a certainty in Take a look at matches, he’s a candidate,” former Group India skipper stated.

Do not make cold and hot alternatives: Sourav Ganguly

“To only come again and straightway turns into vice-captain after 18 months, I do not perceive. My solely factor is that the choice should not be cold and hot. There needs to be continuity and consistency in choice,” Ganguly identified.

The comment by Sourav Ganguly got here whilst he praised Ajinkya Rahane’s efficiency throughout the WTC Finals 2023. “He (Rahane) was magnificent. He fought exhausting regardless of wickets falling on the different finish. He will probably be extraordinarily pleased with what he has performed until lunch,” Ganguly stated.

“How good it’s, after 18 months. He was away for 18 months from Take a look at cricket, A lot of them had written him off and possibly he himself. It’s not straightforward in Indian cricket as a batter to come back again and make a press release. I feel it’s super. There have been many comebacks up to now however not after such an extended interval,” the previous BCCI President added



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Up to date: 29 Jun 2023, 10:32 PM IST