India’s legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar raised questions over Virat Kohli’s captaincy. He believes that after India’s devastating exit from the World Cup, there should have been a review on Kohli’s captaincy.
Keeping in mind that after India’s defeat in 1987 World Cup against England, he and Kapil were stripped of their captaincy. Suggesting that important tournaments like the World Cup and matches where India competes with Pakistan are too important and any failure in these games needs attention. Expressing his astonishment, Gavaskar questioned why Kohli had been given a new assignment without at least having a formal meeting over his reappointment as a captain. Gavaskar further went on to call the Selectors “lame ducks”.
On Monday, he wrote on his Mid-Day column, “Speaking of lame ducks, the Indian selection committee appears to be one. After the reappointment, he (captain) gets invited to the meeting for his views on the selecting the players for the team. By bypassing the procedure, the message that goes out is that while the players like Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik get dropped after below expectations performance, the captain continues despite much below par expectations where the team did not even reach the finals.”
Continuing to further attack the selection committee he wrote, “This is probably one of the last selections for this committee as a new one will get appointed soon, and hopefully that will have players of stature who will not get bullied and be able to tell the team management that their job is to play with the team chosen by the selectors.”