India’s T20 World Cup Team: Akash Chopra ‘shocked’, Harbhajan Singh ‘stunned’ with exclusion of Yazuvendra Chahal

India's T20 World Cup Team: Akash Chopra 'shocked', Harbhajan Singh 'stunned' with exclusion of Yazuvendra Chahal
India's T20 World Cup Team: Akash Chopra 'shocked', Harbhajan Singh 'stunned' with exclusion of Yazuvendra Chahal

India’s T20 World Cup Team – Harbhajan, Aakash shocked with Yazuvendra Chahal’s Exclusion: The Board for Control of Cricket in India announced the team for the ICC T20 World Cup on Wednesday. In a surprise move, R Ashwin has been included in the team which will begin its campaign in the showpiece event against arch-rivals Pakistan. He had last played a T20I against West Indies in July 2017. Yuzvendra Chahal misses out as MS Dhoni will be the mentor of the team.

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T20 World Cup TEAM – Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami.

T20 World Cup Standby players – Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.

India’s T20 World Cup Team – Why Yazuvendra Chahal snubbed asks Aakash Chopra & Harbhajan Singh?

As soon as the team got announced former cricketers and pundits started reacting to the news on Twitter. The biggest talking point is exclusion of Yuzi Chahal. Selectors have announced 5 spinners in the team & Chahal still could not make it leaving Aakash Chopra & Harbhajan Singh in complete shock.

Congratulations everyone who got selected in team India for T20 World Cup.feel bad for @SDhawan25 and @yuzi_chahal they r consistent in this shorter format.Yuzi took 21 wickets in last IPL in dubai/Abudhabi/Sarjan He is all time highest wicket taker for INDIA in T20 #T20WorldCup

— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 8, 2021

India’s T20 World Cup Team – Why Yazuvendra Chahal snubbed asks Aakash Chopra & Harbhajan Singh?

Renowned cricket presentor and commentator Harsha Bhogale feels that the BCCI has picked this team after considering spin-friendly pitches in UAE. He also said that Deepak Chahar should have been there in place of a spinner.

Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra was also surprised to see Deepak Chahar’s name not in the list. However, he also backed R Ashwin’s inclusion in the team.