I don't know why I have been dropped: Mohd Kaif
The middle-order batsman, bewildered by his omission from the squad, says he was not told which aspects of the game he needs to address.cricket Updated: Mar 09, 2007 12:11 IST
Middle-order batsman Mohammad Kaif, bewildered by his omission from the Indian team, on Monday said he was not told by the authorities concerned which aspects of the game he needs to address.
"I have not been told which areas of my game I need to improve upon," Kaif, in Mumbai to guide the final contestants of a television cricket show, told reporters.
The 26-year-old Uttar Pradesh player who was not a part of the team in the home series against West Indies and Sri Lanka and later was ignored for the World Cup, was surprised at his exclusion.
"I don't know why I have been dropped, I got two centuries in the Ranji one-dayers but I don't want to talk about it as the team has left for the World Cup," added Kaif who is leading the Central Zone side in the ongoing Deodhar Trophy.
"This is almost the same team that went to the World Cup in 2003 other than me and that sometimes hurts me," he said.
While considering himself lucky to be a part of 2003 World Cup squad, Kaif vowed to make a return to the national side by performing well in domestic cricket.
"I consider myself lucky that I was a part of the last World Cup squad and we could reach the finals. I look forward to prove myself and make a comeback after the World Cup by performing well in domestic cricket," added Kaif.
First Published: Mar 06, 2007 16:53 IST