Fans have criticised Rahul Dravid for not giving Arshdeep Singh a chance to play in the second ODI against West Indies on Sunday.
Singh has been a popular choice to play in the ODI series. Instead of Singh, however, Dravid opted for Avesh Khan, which made his Team India debut in the match.
“I thought Rahul Dravid and BCCI are discerning as well as cricket-savvy. Therefore, I wonder why Avesh Khan is always preferred? Especially, when Arshdeep Singh is far superior in containing runs and his average proves his quality. Another far superior performer was Mohsin Khan in IPL,” a fan said.
Unfortunately, having Khan play did not yield the expected result as he gave away 54 runs in his six overs without taking a wicket.
Many fans said that Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma had a certain bias in the selection of the national team, considering the team management seemed to ignore Singh’s track record.
“West Indies series was the best way to test Arshdeep Singh ability in ODI! India badly need left-arm pacer who can swing the ball both direction during PP! Not sure what was the reason behind Avesh Khan’s selection as India already have many Right Arm Pacers!” another fan said.