‘Respectfully disagree’ with Gavaskar’s view on selectors and Kohli: Manjrekar

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Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar has “respectfully disagreed” with Sunil Gavaskar’s important observations on India captain Virat Kohli and the choice committee, saying integrity is “a much more necessary high quality” than stature for a selector.

In his syndicated column, batting nice Gavaskar had questioned the method of continuous with Kohli because the captain of the aspect with no evaluate assembly, which is the norm, and referred to as these a part of the MSK Prasad-led choice panel “showing to be lame geese” and missing in stature to work with the staff administration.

Coming into the World Cup as one of many overwhelming favourites, India’s marketing campaign ended within the semifinals with a loss to New Zealand.

India, although, received seven of their 9 matches within the mega occasion, and Manjrekar, now a commentator, additionally pointed to that stat.

“Respectfully disagree with Gavaskar Sir together with his views on Indian selectors & Virat being retained as capt. No, Ind didn’t put in a ‘a lot beneath par WC efficiency’, they received 7 misplaced two. Final one very narrowly. And integrity a much more necessary high quality as selector than stature,” Manjrekar tweeted.

Coming to phrases with the World Cup heartbreak, Kohli will now lead the Indian staff in a three-match T20I, three-match ODI and a two-match Check sequence in Florida and the West Indies.

In his column, Gavaskar had questioned why Kohli was an automated selection for captaincy following the staff’s exit within the World Cup, saying that the choice committee ought to have reviewed his management and the staff’s efficiency.

Gavaskar stated it was “incumbent” on the selectors to name a evaluate assembly earlier than selecting the squads for the West Indies tour, and hoped the subsequent panel could have gamers of stature who will “not be bullied” by the staff administration.