In the wake of the accusations made by discarded India opener Murali Vijay regarding the lack of communications between players and selectors, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has said that the interaction between the two is important.
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Murali Vijay made the startling claims after being not included in the Test team for the ongoing series against West Indies. Vijay was dropped from the Test midway through the Test series in England. The opening batsman had made 20, 6, 0 and 0 in the first two Tests of India’s five-match series in England. He then warmed the bench in third Test before being shown the door for the final two games.
He, however, soon found his form while playing for Essex in the county championship. The right-handed batsman made scores of 56, 100, 85, 80 and 2. But those performances counted for little as the selectors ignored him. Vijay then spoke about a lack of communication between the selectors and dropped players.
“Neither the chief selector nor any other person spoke to me in England after I was dropped from the third Test,” Vijay told Mumbai Mirror. “None of them have spoken to me since. I did have a conversation with the members of the team management in England and that’s it.”
And Sourav Ganguly has now said that the communication between the players and selectors is important while not speaking much on the issue. At the same time, the legendary cricketer hoped that selectors start communicating with Vijay.
“I don’t know the team dynamics as I have not been involved with the team for a long time. But it’s important that the selectors communicate with the players as the players are very sensitive when they play. Murali Vijay has done extremely well for India. He has had a couple of failures in England but hopefully they (selectors) communicate,” Ganguly said.
Meanwhile, Vijay is not the only one who has spoked about lack of communication. Karun Nair, who too was surprisingly dropped from the side, spoke about the same. MSK Prasad, chief of selectors, has rubbished the claims and said that the selection panel was well in touch with the players.