Virender Sehwag reckons Manish Pandey may no longer get a chance in ODIs

Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey and Virat Kohli were part of that Indian team who won the Under 19 World Cup under the leadership of the latter but Kohli has established himself as one of the prime batsmen for India in the last 10 years however on the other end Manish Pandey is struggling to cash in the opportunities to make into Men in Blue limited over the squad.

If you look at the recently concluded ODI series against Sri Lanka, Karnataka-based middle-order batsman failed to capitalize as he only scored 72 runs in three matches including one unlucky dismissal in 2nd ODI.

Former India opening batsman  Virender Sehwag who is known for his frank approach on social media stated that Manish Pandey may no longer get the opportunity to play ODI games for India in the future due to his lackluster batting performance in the ongoing Sri Lanka series.

“Here was an opportunity for Manish Pandey and even Hardik Pandya for that matter. Both had scored some 15-20 runs so they disappointed me more. In this three-match series, if anyone got the most benefit, it was Pandey. He played all three matches, and got the chance to bat, and on all the three occasions, the situation wasn’t challenging either that he had to accelerate.

“So, I believe Pandey has disappointed me the most. Perhaps he may no longer get a chance in ODIs for India, and even if he does, it is going to be a long time. Since he lost the opportunity to score in these three matches, he’s fallen behind in the pecking order. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have scored runs so these two will be considered ahead of him in the middle order,” he said while speaking to Cricbuzz.