Indian domestic cricket star Abhimanyu Easwaran has become the talk of the town after he was ignored for the Indian Test squad for the upcoming West Indies tour. The talented batter was in sublime form in the last Ranji Trophy, where he scored 798 runs in eight games at an average of 66.50. However, he was once again ignored by the selectors.
Recently, the BCCI selectors announced the squad for the West Indies tour, where India and West Indies teams will lock horns with each other in multi-format series. Easwaran along with Sarfaraz Khan were the deserving names who got ignored for the series and the same didn’t go down well with the fans.
Abhimanyu Easwaran Reacts On His Test Snub From West Indies Series
Abhimanyu Easwaran has traveled with the Indian team in the past as a stand-by player. He was picked as a stand-by player for the 2021 World Test Championship Final and England tour, while was picked in the squad for the Bangladesh Test series last year after Rohit Sharma got injured.
The 27-year-old stated that there was no communication from the selection committee after getting ignored from the WI tour as nobody from the BCCI told him about which area he needed to work on to get a place. Speaking to Sportstar, Easwaran said:
“No, I have not had any communication so far,”
Abhimanyu Easwaran has played 87 First Class games so far in his career and scored 6556 runs at a sublime average of 52.65 which includes 22 centuries.
But Easwaran is in no mood to give up on his dreams. When the 27-year-old was asked about any aspect of the game that he could be better at, he responded by saying that there will always be room for improvement even if he gets picked in the Indian cricket team. He said:
“That is there, irrespective of whether I get picked or not. I want to get better as a cricketer. I want to raise the bar every single day and get better. Selection is something which is not in my hands but improving every day is something I can work on to contribute more to my team, whichever team I play for, be it club, state, India A, East Zone or the Indian team. The thought process has always been that, I just want to focus on that. I just don’t want to give up. I just want to keep focusing on getting better,”
Easwaran is all set to lead his team East Zone in the Duleep Trophy which will be played in Bengaluru from June 28th to July 16th. He will once again try to impress the selectors by scoring runs in the upcoming tournament for a place in the national side.