MUMBAI: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar believes it is not a technical snag that has led to Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan’s poor season in this year’s IPL, but their selection in the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup. Could be one of the reasons behind them. Disappointing performance for Mumbai Indians, saying they are taking some rest after getting the India cap. Also Read – LIVE Score RR vs MI IPL 2021 Today Match Latest Updates: Mumbai Indians looking for a desperate win against Rajasthan Royals
Elaborating on his point, the Indian batting legend said that with the few shots he is playing, he feels that he is only playing those big shots because he is India’s player. Also Read – IPL 2021: Indian players’ poor contribution disappointed Mumbai, feels Mark Butcher
“I guess it looks to me like, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have taken some rest after getting the India cap. They may not have, but some of the shots they are playing – it seems they are trying to play these big shots just because they are India players,” Gavaskar said on Star Sports. Also Read – Ravindra Jadeja Is Perfect T20 Cricketer: Michael Vaughan Praises CSK All-rounder
The batting legend blamed poor shot selection of the batsmen for the disappointing performance, saying that some of the Mumbai Indians players did not give themselves time to perfect the shots played during the IPL season.
“Sometimes it happens that you have to give yourself a little time, and you have to get your shot selection right. And I think he has missed this time, where his shot selection has not been perfect, and hence he has been dismissed cheaply,” said Gavaskar.
He felt that Hardik Pandya’s bowling performance had affected the team’s prospects.
Not only for Mumbai Indians but also for India, Hardik Pandya not bowling is a big blow as he was picked in the team as an all-rounder. And if you are in the team, batting at No.6 or No.7, and you are not able to bowl, it becomes difficult for the captain. He doesn’t have the flexibility and options that are very important for someone batting at No 6 or 7 like an all-rounder.
(with IANS inputs)