The Indian skipper Virat Kohli and team management are once again facing the heat after Suryakumar Yadav didn’t get a chance in the playing XI for the ongoing 2nd ODI match against England.
Suryakumar made an impressive T20 debut and gave match-winning performances to help India win the 5-match T20 series. On his 1st outing, SKY slammed 57 off just 31 deliveries to help India clinch a series-leveling win. In his next outing, SKY smashed a quickfire knock of 32 and helped India win the series. His brilliant performances helped him earn his maiden ODI call-up for the ongoing series.
After making a solid T20I debut, SKY was expected to make his ODI debut in the ongoing 2nd ODI after Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the series because of a shoulder injury.
A special series win. Great will power and determination on display by the team 🇮🇳🏆 pic.twitter.com/9I9fK5he1A
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) March 20, 2021
In his absence, Suryakumar Yadav was expected to be a part of India’s middle-order in the second ODI. However, Kohli and the team-management decided against it and picked Rishabh Pant instead of SKY.
Meanwhile, fans on social media were not at all happy with SKY’s exclusion from playing XI. They also came up with mixed reactions about Rishabh Pant being preferred over SKY. While some believe it is the right decision as Pant has been the x-factor for team India in the last few games. On the other hand, many feel SKY was just unlucky to miss out.
Many even questioned the decision of team management of making Pant don the gloves when Rahul had been their first-choice wicket-keeper.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
— fan of prabhas (bahubali) (@yogiyadav64) March 26, 2021
— Arabinda Das (@being__arbind) March 26, 2021
@BCCI why not give suryakumar a chance in place if ODI
— ajit goraksh avhad (@ajitgorakshavha) March 26, 2021
Bit surprised by SuryaKumar Yadav's exclusion in 2nd ODI. He could have been like for like replacement for #ShreyasIyer.
— Yash Kumar Awasthi (@Its__YASH) March 26, 2021
What more Suryakumar Yadav has to do to get an ODI debut? #IndvsEng
— Raj Ajay Pandya (@RajAjayPandya) March 26, 2021
Personally I M not Why team management ignore Suryakumar yadav. He should be in the squad. Bcz Batsman Replace Batsman. Unfair with Sky. You have already wicketkeeper batsman in the team. Why Pant ? Why not Sky. Like & Dislike Dressing Room. Not Gud.
— Surinder (@navsurani) March 26, 2021
Kohli : Dekh yeh match jeetne de 3rd match me tu definitely debut karega.
Suryakumar Yadav : pic.twitter.com/8vkqsD8LRp
— $ H I L ग न (@ShilganMeshram3) March 26, 2021
would have loved to see Suryakumar in playing 11 knowing he can bowl few overs too. Now really need Hardik to bowl today. 20 overs of Kuldeep and Krunal under lights is very risky. 😪
— Superman (@TheSooperman) March 26, 2021
— Shashwat Shukla (@shashwatshukla_) March 26, 2021
— juel gain (@jacktion_juel) March 26, 2021
No Suryakumar Yadav in the team☹️
— SB™🎩 (@isarcasticshubh) March 26, 2021
Sky is better than pant.. Wrong decision.. Kohli running sky career 😑👏👏👏… https://t.co/8e7xEGyuJo
— Naren (@Naren1316) March 26, 2021
Kohli: Pant replaces Shreyas Iyer and that's the only change.
— Ninik (@NinikPramas) March 26, 2021
— Nawang Bodh (@NawangBodh8) March 26, 2021