Twitterati react as selectors stay clear of Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina for Australia series

Twitterati react as selectors stay clear of Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina for Australia series

A lot of fans were not quite happy with the selection since both the left-handers continued to remain out of favour.

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Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh of India. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

The Indian selectors announced a 15-man squad led by skipper Virat Kohli for the first three of the five One-Day Internationals against Australia that is set to kick off on the 17th of September at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Chennai. As expected, there weren’t many changes from the squad that travelled and conquered Sri Lanka.

The two front line pacers the Men in Blue have groomed over the years Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav were drafted back into the ODI squad after resting them from the limited-overs leg of Lanka tour. Shardul Thakur who was brought in as a replacement made way for the duo. The pace battery includes the ever reliable Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were again rested.

“The team for the three ODIs against Australia has been selected in line with the rotation policy of the Board and accordingly R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been rested,” India’s chief selector MSK Prasad said in a release.

However, the non-selection of Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina again raised eyebrows amongst the fans. After a dismal series in Sri Lanka, a lot of people were expecting KL Rahul would be dropped as well. But, he continues to retain his place in the side while neither of Yuvraj or Raina was considered.

The fans felt that it was unfair to not include Yuvi who last played an ODI in the West Indies tour early July. They felt that his experience would’ve been important to knock the Aussies over. Many expressed disappointment about this particular decision by the selectors.

On the other hand, Raina fans were also not happy either. It’s been almost a year since the southpaw from Uttar Pradesh played an ODI for India. Some fans even went to the extent of blaming skipper Virat Kohli for supporting his RCB teammates and ignoring others. Some felt Raina would be a better finisher than Kedhar Jadhav.

Here are some of the reactions that took place on account of Yuvraj and Raina being dropped from the squad: