‘Assume past Bombay’: Srikkanth slams Manjrekar for questioning KL Rahul’s Take a look at choice | Cricket Information

NEW DELHI: Former batsman Kris Srikkanth has criticised cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar for questioning KL Rahul’s choice in India’s Take a look at squad for the upcoming Australia tour.
Rahul, who has been in scintillating type within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), has been recalled for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy scheduled to be performed in December-January.
In line with Manjrekar, a foul precedent is ready when a participant is recalled for Assessments on the premise of his IPL performances and it “massively demotivates” gamers taking part in the Ranji Trophy.

“It is Sanjay Manjrekar’s job to query stuff, so go away him alone,” Srikkanth stated a video posted on his YouTube channel ‘Cheeky Cheeka’.
“Questioning KL Rahul’s choice in Assessments? He has performed effectively in Assessments. I will not agree in any respect. Simply because Sanjay needs to query one thing, I do not suppose I will agree. You should not query one thing simply to create an argument. KL Rahul has executed brilliantly in all codecs. Undergo his Take a look at report.”

Rahul has up to now performed 36 Assessments for India by which he has scored 2,006 runs, together with 5 lots of and 11 half-centuries.
“What Sanjay Manjrekar is speaking is all garbage. I will not agree,” he stated. “Rahul might need been inconsistent however the identical KL Rahul made his debut in Australia and made a century. He is a great participant of quick bowling. Let’s perceive, he is an excellent participant of quick bowling,” Srikkanth stated.
Rahul was dropped from India’s Take a look at squad after a forgettable collection in West Indies final 12 months, the place he aggregated 101 runs from 4 innings. He was not even included even within the A aspect for the tour of New Zealand earlier this 12 months.
Within the final 5 Take a look at collection, Rahul has scored 101 runs towards the West Indies (2019), 57 runs in three matches towards Australia (2018-19), 37 runs in two Assessments towards the West Indies (2018-19), 299 runs in 5 Assessments in England (2018) and 54 run in lone Take a look at towards Afghanistan (2018).


Srikkanth additional suggested Manjrekar to think about cricketers who’re coming from different components of the nation and never simply concentrate on gamers from Mumbai.
“Sanjay Manjrekar can’t suppose past Bombay. That is the issue. We’re speaking impartial. Manjrekar can’t suppose past Bombay. For folks like Manjrekar, all the things is Bombay, Bombay and Bombay. They need to suppose past Bombay,” stated the 60-year-old.
Virat Kohli-led Workforce India will start the title defence of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with the pink-ball Take a look at in Adelaide from December 17, adopted by Assessments on the Melbourne Cricket Floor (December 26), the Sydney Cricket Floor (January 7) and the Gabba (January 15).

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