Former Pakistani captain Salman Butt thinks that the Indian selection committee, under the direction of Chetan Sharma, paid a price for picking a weak team for India in T20 WC 2022.
And failing to take the playing conditions into account. Salman Butt cited the lack of a true fast bowler as evidence that the Men in Blue suffered from a lack of resources. BCCI sacked Chetan Sharma and the whole selection committee on Friday, November 18.
Only days after India’s 10-wicket loss to England in the T20 World Cup 2022 quarterfinal in Adelaide. Along with the former bowler Sharma, the selection committee also featured Sunil Joshi (South Zone) Harvinder Singh (Central Zone), and Debashish Mohanty (East Zone).
A deadline has been set by the BCCI, and applications from fresh selectors are welcome. Salman Butt disagreed with the assertion that Team India’s poor performance in the ICC competition Down Under was blamed on the selection committee. In a video uploaded to his YouTube channel.
Salman Butt Criticizes Old Indian Selectors
Yes, there are moments in a society like the sub-continent where you need to demonstrate that you have made a sacrifice. Some individuals might believe they—the selector have been victimized.
“I don’t, however. Why weren’t quick bowlers chosen, given the circumstances in Australia? What was the rationale behind the team’s lack of a true fast bowler? They were playing in Perth, Australia, as part of the T20 World Cup, so how could they not have known?” Salman Butt said.
During the Super 12 stage, India only suffered a single defeat—to South Africa in Perth on a fast surface. In Adelaide’s second semi-final, they were ultimately defeated by the Englishmen by a margin of 10 wickets.
“Indian Bowling Looks Like Very Normal”, Salman Butt
Salman Butt said that the Men in Blue’s mediocre bowling performance during the semifinal match lacked genuine pace. He clarified, “If you have an all-out quick bowler when you get to Australia. He will be effective on all the grounds there”.
India’s bowling lacked any poison that may have threatened the opposition in Adelaide. That is something for which selectors must account.
In the semifinal match against England, India had to defend a total of 168. But they failed to claim a single wicket, allowing the chasing team to win in just 16 overs.