Twitter lashes out at selectors for not drafting in Bhuvneshwar Kumar in Test squad

He will play for India 'A' in their third-place match of the quadrangular series against South Africa 'A'.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar of Indi
Bhuvneshwar Kumar of India. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar hasn’t had the best of times of late in his international cricketing career. He played India’s T20I series against Ireland and England respectively but missed the first two matches of the three-match ODI series owing to a stiff back. The 28-year-old speedster came back to play the third and deciding One-Dayer at Leeds in Headingley.

To his dismay, the back injury came back to haunt him and he was left out of India’s 18-man squad for the first three matches at Edgbaston, Lord’s and Trent Bridge. After undergoing Tests in England, he went to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and was accompanied by a medical team of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in order to monitor his rehabilitation.


Supporters dissatisfied with Bhuvneshwar’s exclusion  

It was assumed that the bowler would recover within four weeks, however, later it was learned that he would require a couple of weeks more to gain hundred percent match fitness. To his relief, he has been declared fit and will play for India ‘A’ in their third-place match of the quadrangular series against South Africa ‘A’ at Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) Cricket Ground in Alur.

India ‘B’ and Australia ‘A’ will also play the final of the tournament tomorrow at M Chinnaswamy in Bangalore. In the meantime, the Uttar Pradesh-born seamer wasn’t included in the Indian squad for their last two matches against the Brits at The Rose Bowl and Kennington Oval. The management made three alterations from the previous squad and Bhuvneshwar, unfortunately, didn’t find a place.

Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, and Jasprit Bumrah were roped in. The fourth Test match will take place from August 30 to September 3 in Southampton. Meanwhile, Twitter was outraged for the reason that Bhuvneshwar wasn’t included in the national squad.

Here is how Twitter reacted

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