The BCCI and the selectors are the reason why India lost in the Twenty20 World Cup semi-final, said Minister V. Shivankutty Sivankutty said through a Facebook note after the India-England semi-match. Sivankutty was angry that Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik, who didn’t even cross double digits in a single game, were replaced by Sanju Samson, who is a good powerful hitter and medium hitter. Sivankutty is also asking the BCCI to stop this odds game.
Shivankutty’s Facebook post:
It is unfortunate that India lost to England in the Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals. There is pain in it. BCCI and the recruiters are the reason for this defeat. Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik entered the World Cup squad as a wicketkeeper / batsman. Check out their performance at the World Cup. Neither of them managed to break the double digit even in a single game. Both were picked on the team ahead of Sanju Samson, who is a good strong hitter, fit and has a good average. At that stage I made it clear that this was completely unfair.
See another example. Rishabh Pant has been named vice-captain in the upcoming New Zealand series in ODI and T20I. In other words, the agenda is to keep him on the team, no matter how out of shape he is. Sanju is included as a hitter only. Another thing. The Bangladesh ODI team for the series has been announced. There is also Rishabh Pant, Sanju is not there. Will BCCI stop this odds game? I will say it out loud that the world title was derailed for prejudice.
Summary in English: BCCI and selectors are responsible for India’s defeat in the T20 World Cup, says V Sivankutty