IPL 2018: Windies star slams Australian coaches for being biased
The likes of D Arcy Short have been picked in the side despite their poor show in the season.
Published - May 16, 2018 12:06 am | Updated - May 16, 2018 12:06 am
The ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League has been a very successful one. The tournament is nearing the business end and the excitement among the players and the fans is immense. However, in the last few days, a serious issue has come to the fore regarding the player selections in the tournament. Now, Windies cricketer Darren Sammy has directly spoken about the issue in public.
Darren Sammy, in his recent social media, has certainly fired the shots against the bias that the teams have been allegedly showing in the team selection. Over the last few days, it has been seriously noticed that the support staff are showing their favor to their countrymen. And on most occasions, it is the Australian coaches and the support staff who have been guilty of doing so.
A concern about the same came to the fore when the Kings XI Punjab recently took the field against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mujeeb Rahman was unfit for the game and Marcus Stoinis was named as the replacement. This was quite surprising as many felt that David Miller should have got his chance in the game. The shots were fired against Brad Hodge, a former Australian cricketer, who is now the batting coach of the franchise.
Dale Steyn took to Twitter to express his amusement at Miller’s exclusion. A similar case has been seen in the Rajasthan Royals camp. The team has given ample opportunities to D Arcy Short despite the fact that Short has failed on numerous occasions. The likes of Heinrich Klaasen are just warming the bench. The issue was taken up by the panelists in the analysis show of the IPL as well.
And now, Darren Sammy has added weight to the issue. It will be worth watching how the teams and the franchises react to such allegations.
Here is what Darren Sammy tweeted:
“Totally agree with that call @GraemeSmith49 and the #SelectDugout about Australian coaches in the @IPL being bias to their players from their country @StarSportsIndia #shotsfired,” Darren Sammy wrote in his tweet.
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) May 15, 2018