IPL 2019: Twitterati catechizes Virat Kohli over the exclusion of Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar would have added a great deal of balance to the RCB side.
Published - Apr 24, 2019 3:36 pm | Updated - Apr 24, 2019 3:36 pm
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had a terrible start to the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). They lost six games on the trot and it is still a tough ask for them to make it into the playoffs. The team selection has been quite baffling for RCB this year. Virat Kohli made many controversial choices this season. One of the biggest decisions taken by the management is the exclusion of Washington Sundar.
Sundar made his IPL debut in 2017 for the Rising Pune Supergiant. His highly impressive debut season helped him break into the Indian team in the same year. He represented India in 1 ODI and 7 T20Is thus far. However, injuries and loss of form plagued his career in the last year. The Tamil Nadu cricketer has worked extremely hard to regain his fitness and also played in the recent Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Where is Washington Sundar?
He scored 141 runs in six innings at an average of 28 in the tournament. Moreover, he also picked up 6 wickets and bowled quite economical spells. Even though he has performed well in the decently well in the domestic T20 tournament, Sundar has been overlooked for the RCB eleven. The team has struggled to find a quality Indian all-rounder in the middle order.
Many were of the opinion that he should’ve been included in the RCB eleven long time ago. But, he is nowhere to be seen which is quite surprising. If he is included in the playing eleven in place of someone like Akshdeep Nath, Sundar will be able to deliver four quality overs. He usually opens the bowling and is very economical in the powerplay.
This would have helped RCB save their resources for the death overs. But, this wasn’t done and Twitterati is absolutely perplexed by the decision. They have questioned Virat Kohli’s tactics and want Washington Sundar to be included in the eleven as soon as possible.
Here is how Twitterati reacted:
RCB please select washington sundar against kxip
— rakhy (@Rocky00437252) April 23, 2019
@imVkohli why Washington Sundar not in playing XI
— Chowkidar Nitin Sharma (@NitinrsharmaNS) April 23, 2019
Want Washington sundar in sqaud, you spoil his career, remove akshdeep nath and replace sundar
— Rahul Vincent (@RahulVincent5) April 23, 2019
This IPL has two conservative theories
1. Washington Sundar not in playing 11.
2. The illuminating bails not outs.
Your thoughts? #staraikelungal
— Shrinath K T (@ktshrinath) April 22, 2019
Plss Add Washington Sundar Instead of NEGI
— Aashiik STR (@Aashiik2) April 23, 2019
Stronger RCB wants Washington sundar in the place of Negi……
Sundar is better all rounder than Negi in all situations……
— Lokesh (@Lokesh_Aareti) April 23, 2019
@RCBTweets @imVkohli Fans would appreciate if logic of not playing Washington Sundar is shared. At least it would show there is think tank with RCB…guys normal fans like with little cricketing brain have many suggestions
— Bhavin Sangoi (@bsangoi13) April 24, 2019
I'll say what happens next
Washington Sundar will be drafted into the playing XI as soon as Brother Moeen leaves, with Zero matches this season and God forbid if he has a bad game by any means, he'll be made the scapegoat at the end by fans.
— Zoro⚔️ (@karthik_jammy) April 24, 2019
— Faisal (@faisalghodi) April 24, 2019
We need to improve our death over bowling. We need to play Washington Sundar instead of Pawan Negi and Dube/Padikal instead of Akshdeep
— Liju John Isaac (@LijuIsaac) April 24, 2019
@RCBTweets please gave the chance to Washington sundar please😫🙏please😫🙏🙏💓🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
— Ranithkohli (@ranithkohli) April 24, 2019
— $aurabh Deshmukh (@Saurabh93276848) April 22, 2019
— Upendra Singh Yadav (@officialupen) April 22, 2019
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