'Don't know why he doesn't get picked': Harbhajan Singh slams selectors for overlooking Suryakumar Yadav

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Author 2019-09-30 10:31:06

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New series but same old hurdles await India as Virat Kohli and Co. resume their search for the problem solver of the neverending No.4 conundrum in the ongoing series with South Africa at home. With Indian batsman Rishabh Pant's failure to impress in white-ball cricket, thanks to his depleting batting form, the Indian selectors might rejig the Indian squad for their next assignment which will surely act as dress-rehearsals for the forthcoming ICC World T20 in Australia.

In Tests, Shubman Gill has already received a much deserving maiden call-up for the longest format of the game as selectors are looking for better alternatives across all formats. The same change can be applied by the selectors in the limited-overs mix and Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh believes India already have a strong candidate that has the potential to solve the middle order problem.

Harbhajan feels the MSK Prasad-led selection committee has remained keen on snubbing an underrated talent like Suryakumar Yadav who he thinks should be given a chance to represent India in the near future. Suryakumar has been a gem of a batsman in the domestic circuit lately and his quickfire knock in the Vijay Hazare trophy against Chhattisgarh for Mumbai is nothing but a testimony of his candidature. The 29-year-old wreck havoc on the bowlers and eased past to an impressive 31-ball 81 only to finish on the losing side.

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Yadav arrived at the crease in the 42nd over and it was his fearless batting that propelled Mumbai to 317 in 50 overs. With Suryakumar at the wheel, the Mumbai side plundered 79 runs in the final five overs of their innings. Even though his knock went in vain, there was no stopping of him getting the praise he thoroughly deserves.

Harbhajan topped the list of his admirers and insisted the Mumbai Indians batsman to keep performing in the domestic circuits until he gets his maiden call-up. Slamming the selectors' negligence towards the explosive right-handed batsman, Harbhajan backed Suryakumar by asserting that his time will come to represent Team India. "Don’t know why he doesn’t get picked for India after scoring runs heavily in domestic cricket @surya_14kumar keep working hard.. your time will come," the Tubanator said in a tweet.

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