The Indian selectors announced the list of 30 probables for the 2015 World Cup which will be held in Australia and New Zealand. The five-member selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil went for on youth over experience.
The most notable omission was that of the five veterans - Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Gautam Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh - who were instrumental in India lifting the World Cup in 2011.
Fans and critics expressed mixed reactions over Twitter - while some felt that Yuvraj should have featured in the list, others cracked jokes on the omission. Here are the best tweets:
Breaking: Sehwag, Yuvraj, Harbhajan, Zaheer, Gambhir included in 30 man probable list of entrants to Bigg Boss— bwoyblunder.co.in (@bwoyblunder) December 4, 2014
People are more disappointed at Sehwag, Yuvraj and Gambhir not making it to the World Cup squad than Sehwag, Yuvraj and Gambhir themselves.— Rameez (@Sychlops) December 4, 2014
Sehwag is like, Chalo koi nahin. March-April waise bhi admissions ka time hota hai. School ke kaam me busy rahoonga..— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) December 4, 2014
RT if you want Sunil Gavaskar in the World Cup squad..— Rajat Kapoor (@mrrajatkapoor) December 4, 2014
Ashoke Dinda for 2015WC is hoping to be the Joginder sharma of 2007WC India's 30— Mithun Gopal (@themig29k) December 4, 2014
Even after playing so well in Lagaan, Bhuvan still hasn't been selected for the World Cup probables. This is sad!— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) December 4, 2014
No Piyush Chawla? 2015 WC is a write off already.— Mihir (@Sfx11) December 4, 2014
Feeling sad for mohammad kaif. He didn't evn get ignored #worldcup30 India's 30— Amul Baby (@AmulButterBaby) December 4, 2014
First Cricket World Cup without Sachin since 1992.— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) December 4, 2014
Youth, form and all is okay. But we should at least give Sehwag, Yuvi & Zak one big farewell party, no?— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) December 4, 2014