Virender Sehwag lashes out at selectors over Rohit Sharma

The former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has lashed out at Indian cricket team selection committee which is led by the MSK Prasad over the exclusion of Rohit Sharma from the Test squad.

Rohit Sharma’s achievements in the limited-overs format as an opener are well known but he has been out of favour in the national team when it comes to the test format.

The last match he played the test match for India was the away Test tour of South Africa earlier this year where he was favoured over Ajinkya Rahane. But after underperforming against the African’s, he was dropped from the Test against Afghanistan and also failed to make the cut for the five-match Test series against England away.

The former veteran batsman Virender Sehwag said, “When he played at home against Sri Lanka, he scored a century and a half-century. He failed in two Tests against South Africa and was ruled out then, not even getting selected for England Tests. How many batsmen scored runs in South Africa? Why only Rohit Sharma was left out?

“Selectors should answer this. Why did they drop Rohit? He has scored three double-centuries in ODIs, is he so bad that he did not find a place in the Test team? I don’t think so. There is no player in the world who is scoring runs in ODIs and isn’t playing Test cricket. The opposite happens.”