The India team for the 2023 Asia Cup has been announced, led by Chief Selector Ajit Agarkar. KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer have returned to the team and young Tilak Verma has had his first chance in the ODI team. At the same time, star players like Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal have no place in the Asia Cup. Now, former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar has made a big statement.
He said that when Ashwin wasn’t on the team
India have retained three top players in their Asian Cup squad in Kuldeep Yadav, Akshar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja. Some former players have also questioned the elimination of senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin from the team as he is also a useful hitter in the minor leagues. Sunil Gavaskar said: Yes, there are some players who would be lucky. But the team was chosen, so don’t talk about Ashwin. Avoid controversy. This is our team.
If you don’t like this team, don’t watch the game but stop saying he should have been on the team or should have been included on the team. In any case, this team can win the World Cup. Who else would you choose? I don’t think a player can claim to have been wronged. Experienced and in-form players have been called up to the 17-man squad for the Asian Cup.
Team India can win the World Cup
Speaking about India’s chances of winning the World Cup and Asian Cup, Gavaskar said the team selected for the Asian Cup is good. Only from this team should 15 players be selected for the World Cup. When you play for India, every game matters. You should always try to win every game. The Asian Cup is a big tournament, but winning the World Cup is something else entirely. That’s why you should focus on the big picture. If they won the Asian Cup that would be great, but the main goal should be to win the World Cup.