Saba Karim said that sending another player to England after taking such a big team will bring a sense of insecurity to the rest of the team players.
India Tour of England and Shubman Gill Injury: Team India’s young opening batsman Shubman Gill has been out of the upcoming Test series due to injury on the tour of England. After Gill’s exit, there have been discussions that coach Ravi Shastri has requested to call Prithvi Shaw and Devdutt Padikkal in his place. But former India wicket-keeper batsman Saba Karim does not consider it right. He said that if this happens then it will make the players already in the team feel ‘insecure’.Also Read – KL Rahul has scored 5 centuries in the top order, why is he adamant on feeding him down?: Aakash Chopra
The Indian team has already gone on a tour of England with a large contingent. Apart from Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, the team has many reserve players in the form of Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul and Abhimanyu Easwaran, who is still awaiting his Test debut. Saba Karim said that in such a situation, seeking replacement by the team management will create a feeling of insecurity among the rest of the players present here. Also Read – IND vs ENG- It will not be a surprise if Rohit Sharma repeats the performance of 2019: Sunil Gavaskar
Saba Karim said that the question also arises here that when coach Shastri is asking for these two players now, then when the team was being selected for this tour, then why did not these players be selected along with the first plan. Gone. Also Read – BCCI refuses to send Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal to England, this is the main reason
Saba Karim was talking to India News on this matter. He said, ‘I will never consider it fair because if you send an extra player there as a replacement, then there will be a feeling of insecurity among the players who are already in the team.’
53-year-old Saba Karim said, ‘I think you should show confidence in the work of selectors. I still do not believe that there would have been any such demand from the team management. But if it has come then I think it is not fair.
He said, ‘If the team needs a replacement, then it should be discussed with the selectors, especially with the chairman of the selection committee. But only the selection committee should have the right to decide which player will go.
Karim further said, ‘But the question arises, when there are already so many openers, then why this demand is being made. Although it is difficult to guess from this what is the logic of the team management behind this. Maybe he is making this demand keeping this big tour in mind, so that he can keep his replacement ready in case of injury to another player, because these days due to Kovid-19, players have to follow strict quarantine rules on any tour. Have to pass.’