Sunil Gavaskar Criticizes Selectors’ Decision for Neglecting Sarfaraz Khan and Cheteshwar Pujara WI Tour 2023

Sunil Gavaskar Criticizes Selectors: Sunil Gavaskar has criticized the Indian selection committee for ignoring Sarfaraz Khan and Cheteshwar Pujara for the upcoming Test series against the West Indies. Gavaskar said that Sarfaraz has been scoring heavily in domestic cricket and deserves to be in the squad. He also questioned why Pujara has been made the scapegoat for India’s batting failures.

Sunil Gavaskar Criticizes Selectors

Sunil Gavaskar Criticizes Selectors
Sarfaraz Khan
  • Sarfaraz has been averaging 100 in all past three Ranji Trophy seasons. He scored 556 runs in six matches in the 2022-23 season, with three hundred.
  • Pujara has been a loyal servant of Indian cricket and has been in good form in recent years. He was not the only batter to fail in the World Test Championship final against Australia.
  • Gavaskar said that the selectors need to explain why they have ignored Sarfaraz and Pujara. He also said that players should not be picked based on their performances in the IPL.

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cheteshwar pujara

Indian Test Squad

Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Navdeep Saini


The legendary Gavaskar criticizes the selectors’ decisions regarding Sarfaraz Khan and Cheteshwar Pujara. Stresses the importance of recognizing outstanding domestic performances and valuing experienced players. Encourages selectors to provide clarity and explanations for their choices, ensuring fairness in team selection.

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