Gautam Gambhir is known for his frank opinions and doesn’t shy away in giving back to haters. Cricketer turned Politician was speaking in a panel discussion with Former Chief Selector MSK Prasad where he highlighted the issue of Ambati Rayudu.
Gambhir said that this decision by the selection committee is “absolutely shocking”. He also said that it is the time for Indian captain and coach to have more say in the selection matters.
He further added that “The time has come when the captain needs to be selectors as well. The captain and coach should be selectors. The selectors should have no say in the playing XI. The playing XI has to be the captain’s responsibility. But at the same time, the captain and the coach should be given the voting power because they cannot shrug off the responsibility of the selected team” Gautam Gambhir said on Star Sports show ‘Cricket Connect’.
To which MSK Prasad replied captain does not have a vote in the selection process based on Indian cricket laws which he explained them in detail “Captain does have a say in the selection process but doesn’t have the right to vote in the selection process according to our bylaws”
However, Prasad and the company had received criticism from other players in the past like Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, etc. They have been criticized for making the wrong decisions and dropping the wrong player at a crucial moment.