The Indian team management came up with another shocking decision on Friday when they decided to bench Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, ahead of the first Test against England. Notably, the Indian Cricket Team benched Kuldeep Yadav yet again after declining him a spot in the first eleven throughout the Australian tour.
Twitter couldn’t resist but raise questions over Yadav’s inclusion and the Twitterati kept fuming at Virat Kohli and the Indian team management. In place of Kuldeep, the Indian team went ahead with Shabaz Nadeem in the first eleven. Team England won the toss and elected to bat first in the first Test of the four-match series at Chennai.
Twitter Slams Virat Kohli And Indian Team Management For Benching Kuldeep Yadav In The First Test
At the toss, Indian skipper Virat Kohli informed about the changes made in the Indian team for the first Test against England. The biggest exclusion, however, was that of Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, who was once again made to wait before making his place in the first eleven of the Indian team.
India’s Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Twitter couldn’t keep calm but slam the Indian team management and Indian skipper Virat Kohli for their absurd choice of not playing Kuldeep in the first Test.
Just two years ago, Kuldeep Yadav was touted as India's first choice spinner in Tests. Now, he's battling to stay afloat. But he needn't look too far for inspiration. Ashwin & Pant too fought back from periods of self doubt. Stay strong Kuldeep!
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 5, 2021
When Kuldeep Yadav plays his 7th Test match, a debutant should present him with his cap.#IndvEng
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) February 5, 2021
Shahbaz Nadeem in place of Kuldeep Yadav. Kolly institute of team selection is back. 🙂
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) February 5, 2021
India go in with three spinners but no place for Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep : pic.twitter.com/rIpN8rLBP2
— Muskurahat ?? (@__Muskurahat__) February 5, 2021
What's the crime of Kuldeep Yadav @cricketaakash , I feel he should be in the team
— Karan Chhawri (@Karan_Gurjar7) February 5, 2021
Will be interesting to know why Kuldeep Yadav was left out. Is it for playing Washington Sundar without Axar Patel to give batting depth? #INDvENG
— Niharika Raina (@niharika_raina) February 5, 2021
No Kuldeep Yadav yet again in India’s XI. You’ve got two off-spinners in Ashwin and Washington Sundar and then #ShahbazNadeem. The last Test #Kuldeep played was exactly two years ago in Sydney where he picked a 5-for. #INDvENG
— Rahul Rawat (@rawatrahul9) February 5, 2021
India starting as favorites..
Just hope we can see 4 to 5 days of play..
ENgland Batting first will give them a boost..
Quite surprised Kuldeep yadav missed out..
Indian batting and bowling looks quite deep in these conditions.. #ENGvIND
— Aayush (@Ayushadhikari15) February 5, 2021
Ruled out Kuldeep Yadav to selectors: pic.twitter.com/JofyYLQ1Tk
— ┬ Ⲏ ᴇ – Ɍ ᴇ ┬ ? ᴇ ᴇ ┬ ᴇ Ɍ 1582 (@_TheKidd9) February 5, 2021
— Ayush Saxena (@ayush__007_) February 5, 2021
The England cricket team have lost a couple of wickets in quick succession after making a solid start with the bat. Rory Burns and Daniel Lawrence have returned back to the pavilion before lunch on day 1 of the Chennai Test match. Team India will certainly look to pick wickets at quick intervals to get a strong threshold on the game.