Asia Cup 2022: The Indian team management often runs through a selection dilemma while drafting the players for major tournaments.
Most of the time, fans and experts express their disappointment after one or two deserving players fail to make the cut into the squad for big tournaments.
Meanwhile, former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri expressed his opinion on Shami’s exclusion. In fact, he highlighted that the current Indian T20I team badly miss the services of Mohammed Shami.
The experienced fast bowler showcased his mettle in the fifteenth edition of the IPL for Gujarat Titans. He played a phenomenal role for GT in the title-winning season.
Shami accounted for 18 dismissals, which is indeed an extraordinary feat. Despite his scintillating efforts, he was still overlooked by the selectors for the Asia Cup.
Asia Cup 2022: Ravi Shastri not impressed with India’s bowling
Ravi Shastri felt that Mohammed Shami should have been included in India’s squad for the Asia Cup. We all know that Shami bags a plethora of experience under his belt.
The former Team India head coach added that India’s bowling line-up wasn’t up to the mark in the ongoing edition of the Asia Cup in the UAE.
He highlighted that a veteran fast bowler like Mohammed Shami should have been in the squad. Perhaps, he would have provided crucial breakthroughs in clutch moments.
Talking about Shami’s exclusion from the Indian squad, Shastri said he was totally surprised that the team management overlooked the pacer.
“I am completely amazed to see how Mohammed Shami has been sidelined by the Indian team management & selectors,” the former India head coach added.
“The Indian bowling hasn’t looked that effective in this year’s Asia Cup. A veteran like Shami should have certainly made it to the squad,” he said while talking on Star.