There is not much time left until the World Cup (2023 World Cup) begins. The Indian team is busy with full preparation. The team for the World Cup has been decided. Shreyas Iyer’s name is also in the team. Iyer, who had returned to the team after a long gap, was injured while playing against Pakistan in the Asia Cup. Gautam then asked Gambhir questions about his World Cup selection. After this, veteran captain Kapil Dev’s reaction came to light.
According to Kapil Dev, pointing at just one player is not right. When asked about the selection of Shreyas Iyer in the team, Kapil Dev said that he could not answer the same. The selectors are doing their job well. It’s always very easy to point the finger at just one player.
Gambhir had raised questions?
Earlier, Gambhir had expressed concerns over Shreyas Iyer’s World Cup selection. Speaking to Star Sports, he had said:
“That’s a concern.” You stayed out of the team for so long, then returned to the Asian Cup and were unfit again after one game. I don’t think the team management will include Iyer in the squad for a big tournament like the World Cup after this. It will be seen in the near future that Iyer will not be part of the World Cup squad and someone else will be included in the team in his place.
Gambhir spoke about Iyer’s form and said:
“You should always go to the World Cup with fit players. Performance is something else. Imagine if a player suffers from cramps or other problems, you cannot find a replacement. In such a situation, if Iyer is not fit in this tournament, it will be very difficult for him to take part in the World Cup. We don’t even know what his form is at the moment. Whatever form it was, it was 7-8 months ago. He has only played one game since then.
Let us tell you that the Indian team will be playing a three-match ODI series against Australia before the World Cup. In which Shreyas Iyer was included in the team.