Harbhajan Singh was not happy with the exclusion of Mayank Agarwal from the Indian squad for Asia Cup 2018.(File Photo)
Harbhajan Singh was not happy with the exclusion of Mayank Agarwal from the Indian squad for Asia Cup 2018.(File Photo)

Harbhajan Singh slams Indian selectors after Asia Cup 2018 team announcement

Harbhajan Singh believes that in-form batsman Mayank Agarwal should have found a place in the Indian cricket team squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2018.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 12:59 PM IST

Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his surprise at the Indian selectors’ decision to not include in-form batsman Mayank Agarwal in the squad for Asia Cup 2018.

Harbhajan Singh wrote: “Where is Mayank Agarwal??? After scoring so many runs I don’t see him in the squad ... different rules for different people I guess.”

 

The selectors decided to rest skipper Virat Kohli and in his absence, Rohit Sharma will be leading the Indian cricket team. There were not many surprises in the team with the exception of 20-year old fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed who received his maiden senior team call-up.

Meanwhile, Mayank Agarwal has enjoyed a brilliant run of form in this domestic season with over 2000 runs under his belt. He was consistent throughout the Ranji Trophy as well as the Vijay Hazare trophy.

He also scored a double hundred against South Africa A in the four-day match and scored another hundred against India A in the ongoing Quadrangular series.

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The Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad defended their decision to include Agarwal in the squad and said that his chance will come sooner than later.

“Mayank Agarwal has been fantastic and has been consistent in the last 10-12 months. He is just a step away and I am sure in due course of time he will get his recognition,” he said.

“And he did well In all three formats in whatever opportunities he has got in domestic cricket. We will definitely look at it when we rest some of the senior players,” Prasad added.

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