Hyderabad: Many expected Suryakumar Yadav to debut for the Indian team in the first T20 match against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday. However, the team management continues to keep him on the bench. Adding to that, regular opener Rohit Sharma was rested for the series opener which England won comfortably eight wickets.
However, the decision not to give the Indian cap to Suryakumar, who put in consistent performances in Indian domestic circuit and in IPL for Mumbai Indians, left many fans criticizing the team management and captain Virat Kohli.
“So India make last minute tweak to the playing XI, resting Rohit, getting Dhawan to open with Rahul. And after all the pre-match build up, Suryakumar Yadav has to bide his time for the India cap,” tweeted noted commentator and writer Ayaz Menon. “unlucky suryakumar yadav, he is anyday better than sheryas iyer,” wrote a user.
“No Suryakumar Yadav. No Rohit Sharma. One can understand that Rohit has had a long test series but it’s very harsh on Suryakumar! He still has to wait for the Indian cap ! #INDvEND,” wrote another user.