Dodda Ganesh, a former fast bowler for India, was not happy with the decision of the Indian team management to bench Kuldeep Yadav for the second test match against Bangladesh.
India made the decision to select Jaydev Unadkat instead of Kuldeep, despite the fact that Kuldeep had taken eight wickets in the first test and was also named player of the match.
Ganesh drew a parallel between his situation and that of Karun Nair, who was released from the team despite having scored a triple century in a test match.
At the first innings of the first test match, which took place in Chattogram, the left-arm wrist spinner with 28 years of experience had career-best figures of 5/40.
As India defeated Bangladesh by a score of 188 runs, he finished the match with a career-best match total of 8 wickets for 113 runs, which he achieved by taking three wickets in the second innings.
However, in the second test, which began on Thursday at Mirpur, seam bowler Jaydev Unadkat from Saurashtra was used instead of him. This caused former test bowler Dodda Ganesh to question why the team management had made such a decision.
Ganesh was perplexed as to the reasoning behind the harsh punishment that was being meted out to Kuldeep. Why does anything like this keep happening to Kuldeep Yadav? You can’t keep doing this to him over and over again, because he won’t take it.
Someone comfort him by putting their arm around his shoulder and encouraging him not to lose hope. Yes. Being Kuldeep Yadav is not an easy task. “Please keep him in your thoughts,” Ganesh, who participated in four Tests, wrote on social media.
The fact that Bangladesh had such a difficult time picking him up in the previous test makes the choice to leave him out of today’s match even more inexplicable and goes against the logic of cricket. “You want your game-winner to sit on the bench and do nothing?” he inquired.
“I suppose the think tank needs to be a bit more attentive when dealing with the younger players who have done well, and it needs to tinker with the team combination properly.
The previous time, they dropped Karun (Nair) after he scored 303 not out at Hyderabad in order to play an extra seamer. After that came this with Kuldeep Yadav. Shocking. “Ridiculous,” he went on to say.
Kuldeep’s performance with the bat during the match was also noteworthy, as he had scored 40 runs in the first innings.
As a result of injuries sustained by fast bowlers Kuldeep Sen and Deepak Chahar, he was added to India’s team for the third One-day International that would be played against Bangladesh.