Rajasthan Royal’s pacer Jaydev Unadkat recently expressed his grief over not getting selected in the Indian squad for the upcoming England tour. Unadkat feels that he is at the peak of his career and he deserves to be selected in the Indian squad. He has been left disappointed for being left out of the Indian team for the past and future tours. Stay with us to know . Jaydev Unadkat Disappointed on Indian Squad Selection
Jaydev Unadkat about his Selection in the Indian Squad for the Upcoming England Tour
Unadkat played a crucial role in pushing Saurashtra to win the Ranji Trophy in the 2019-20 season. Unadkat picked a total of 67 wickets in 10 matches with an average of 13.23. The 29-year-old pacer has not played an international game in over a year. He has expressed his dismay for not being selected in the Indian squad despite having all the firepower in him.
Speaking to The Times of India, former Indian pacer Karsan Ghavri, who was also the Saurashtra coach, spoke about his conversation with one of the Indian selectors. The selector confirmed to Ghavri that Unadkat will never play for India again.
“I asked a selector during the Ranji Trophy final (2019-20) that if a bowler takes more than 60 wickets and has taken his team into the final of the Ranji Trophy single-handedly, shouldn’t he be at least picked for India A. That selector told me: ‘Kadu bhai, he won’t be picked for India anymore. His name is not even considered by us when we think of 30-odd players.’ ‘Why not, I asked him.’ ‘Then what’s the point of him picking so many wickets? I was told that ‘he’s already 32-33. Age is spoiling his case. It has put a full stop to his India career,” Ghavri told TOI.
The selector also added that India would rather invest in a youngster who can represent India for a longer time. “Why should we invest in an older player? We would rather pick a 21, 22 or a 23-year-old player if he’s good, he can serve India for 8-10-12 years. If we pick Unadkat today, how many years will he serve India for?’ This is what that selector told me,” Ghavri added.