Former Indian wicket-keeper Farokh Engineer slammed the Selection Committee and labelled them as ‘Mickey Mouse selection committee’.
The veteran cricketer feels that current skipper Virat Kohli has a ‘major impact’ on the Committee as he saw them “getting Anushka Sharma cups of tea” during the World Cup tournament earlier this year. The 82-year-old Farokh Engineer seemed highly disappointed with the Selection Committee, “We have got a Mickey Mouse selection committee. Virat Kohli has a major impact (in the process) which is very good. But how are the selectors qualified? Between them, have they played about 10-12 Test matches,” he told The Times Of India.
“I didn’t even know one of the selectors during the World Cup and I asked him who the hell he was because he was wearing the India blazer and he said he was one of the selectors. All they were doing was getting Anushka Sharma (Virat Kohli’s wife) cups of tea,” he added.
Furthermore he said, “I feel people with the stature of Dilip Vengsarkar should be in the Selection Committee.”
Engineer had played Ranji Trophy for Mumbai from 1958-59 to 1975-76. He felt the matters revolving around Rishabh Pant were not handled well. “They shouldn’t have dropped him (from ODI team). They should have picked him ahead of Dinesh Karthik (for the World Cup) for him to get enough experience with MS Dhoni.”