Sunil Gavaskar gives stern reply after Ashwin’s snub from Asia Cup

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India’s squad for the upcoming Asia Cup has been announced by Ajit Agarkar and skipper Rohit Sharma in a press conference.

As the names for the tournament were being called out and when the final list of players was displayed, fans were dismayed by the selection and rejection of some players.

While the selectors kept their faith in Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma, they picked only Kuldeep Yadav as the wrist-spinner.

However, Yuzvendra Chahal and senior pro, Ravichandran Ashwin couldn’t even make the cut for the squad.

Now, former India skipper and player, Sunil Gavaskar was asked a question regarding the exclusion of Ashwin and whether he should’ve been picked by the selectors.

But, Gavaskar gave a serious and stern reply to the question and stated that the team picked is good enough.

Yes, there are a few players who will believe that they are lucky. But the team is selected. So don’t talk about (Ravichandran) Ashwin. Stop creating controversy. This is our team now. If you don’t like it, don’t watch the matches but stop saying that he should have been picked or another should be there, this is a wrong mindset.

Gavaskar says that no player should blame himself for not getting selected in Asia Cup

Talking further, Gavaskar says that no player should think or blame himself for failing to make the cut.

He has also stated that this group of players can also make India win the ODI World Cup this year.

The ODI World Cup is going to be played in India two months time from now on the 5th of October.

Therefore, Gavaskar says that no player can claim that he was snubbed from the Asia Cup.

Yes, absolutely (this team can win the World Cup). Who else would you have picked? I don’t think any player can claim that he has been an injustice to him. The experienced and in-form players have been selected in the 17-member Asia Cup squad.

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