Twitter Reactions: Manish Pandey left out of limited-overs squads against Australia and New Zealand
He didn't play a single T20I against Australia.
India recently accounted the ODI squads against Australia and New Zealand along with the T20I squad against the Black Caps. There were a few alterations in the squad. The likes of MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya made their way into all the three teams. One cricketer who couldn’t find a place in the squads was right-handed Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey.
He played the T20I series against Windies and was drafted into the squads following some impressive performances in List A cricket. However, he could score only 23 runs in the three-match series. In the first match in Kolkata, he fell for 19 and then didn’t get to bat in the second encounter in Lucknow. In the last match in Chennai, Pandey finished with four not out.
Pandey left out again
He was also included in the T20I series against the Aussies but didn’t get to play a single match against Aaron Finch and Co. The 29-year-old was a part of India A squad which played a three-match series against New Zealand A. He scored 158 runs in three matches at a decent average of 52.67. His highest score of 111* came at Mount Maunganui in the second encounter.
The exclusion also meant that he may not be included in the final squad for the World Cup that is scheduled to get underway on May 30 in England and Wales. He was lacklustre in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as well, representing Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), led by Kane Williamson. He couldn’t score big runs and moreover, he strained to get the runs at a fair clip.
Ever since he became the first Indian to notch a century in the IPL in 2009 for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), he has been doing the rounds in Indian cricket. But lack of consistency has turned out to be a detriment in his career and he has been in and out of the national team. Meanwhile, his supporters on Twitter is highly dissatisfied by his exclusion
Here is how Twitter reacted
Biased selection this one… Manish pandey shreyas Iyer are in the red-hot radar… Disagreeably saddened
— Vigneshraja (@Vigneshraja234) December 24, 2018
— Santu (@santubhatkal) December 24, 2018
What the hell KL is doing there.. India should look for DK and Manish Pandey for ICC World Cup next year.. https://t.co/dxIo1ekiCl
— Vinay Potdar (@vinaypotdar) December 24, 2018
— Mohit Bishnoi (@bishnoim29) December 24, 2018
DK is back….
Sheyas iyer or Manish pandey in place of KL Rahul would have been better https://t.co/SBjnqgta5G
— S A N D E E P (@SandeepRohitian) December 24, 2018
— thalla mahesh goud (@thallamaheshgo2) December 24, 2018
— Sanjay Vijay Bane (@bane_sanjay) December 24, 2018
Where is manish pandey
— Salman Dal (@i_am_salman97) December 24, 2018
Scored 36 ball 42 in 1st match & unbeaten 💯 to win 2nd match agst #nza & w/o given chance to prove he was dropped in #odi & Kedar the lazy fielder been in for #T20 #manish was in team at #asiacup #wi &got to play 1 mth #mskprasadidiot is screwed @karun126 & now @im_manishpandey
— Karthik Chandra (@BVKC82) December 24, 2018
— Prateeeeeek (@jainyyyy45) December 24, 2018
Where is manish pandey 🙄
— Sanket Deshpande (@sanket7262) December 24, 2018
@BCCIdomestic @BCCI @RaviShastriOfc @imVkohli what the hell is this selection of team!!?? MSK prasad n team is completely out of mind or what? no @im_manishpandey in either of these teams but still keeping @klrahul11 in, such an arrogant coach n captain n useless selectors,
— Rahul (@Rahul3827) December 24, 2018
— Rajeev Ranjan 2.0 (@Imrranjan) December 24, 2018
So after poor performance at top in tests KL Rahul is better middle order batsman than @im_manishpandey "
RIP Selectors. Why so much feeding to Pant and KL ?@BCCI @RaviShastriOfc @imVkohli @MSKPrasad_ #AUSvIND
— J A Y (@i_am_jaypaul) December 24, 2018