Sunil Gavaskar believes that the absence of all-rounder Hardik Pandya in the ongoing IPL is a big blow not only to the Mumbai Indians but also to the Indian team participating in the T20 World Cup.
The Indian selectors named Hardik in the T20 World Cup squad, but the Baroda all-rounder did not bowl for the Mumbai Indians two years after undergoing back surgery in the UK.
“Hardik Pandya, not bowling is a big blow, not only to the Mumbai Indians, but also to India, because he was included in the squad as an all-rounder. Does.
“Those who bat at No. 6 or 7 as an all-rounder do not have the flexibility and choice they need,” Gavaskar said.
The batting giant said that the Mumbai Indians duo of Suryakumar Yadav and Ishant Kishan were “a bit relaxed” after being selected for the Indian team in the IPL.
Suryakumar and Ishaan are both terrible in the UAE leg of a lucrative league.
He has scored only 222 runs in 12.5 matches this IPL season at an average of 18.50 and 56.
“I feel that Suryakumar Yadav and Ishant Kishan are a bit relaxed after winning the India cap,” Gavaskar said on the Star Sports show ‘Cricket Connect’.
“They may not have it, but some of the shots they’ll be playing – they ‘re Indian players so it looks like they’ve trying to play these big shots.”
Suryakumar made his international T20 debut against England earlier this year and played his first ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo in July.
Ishaan, a blast top order batsman and a wicketkeeper, has scored just 107 runs in the eight IPL matches he has played this season.
According to former India captain Gavaskar, who scored 10,122 Test runs, it is important to get the short selection right.
“Sometimes what happens is you have to give yourself some time, and you have to get your shot option right.
Gavaskar said, “Where they are missing at the moment, their shot selection is not right, so I think they are out cheap. Why are the Mumbai Indians players not in form?”