In a heartening news, Rishi Kapor’s treatment for cancer has been going extremely well in the USA and the actor, who's almost fully recovered, will return to India in two months. However, even during the tough phase in New York, the veteran continued to tweet on various issues, wishing people on their birthdays, sharing throwback pictures, reviewing films and much more. One such interesting tweet of the ‘Kapoor & Sons’ star was about the Indian squad for the World Cup, wondering why most of its members sported beards. Kapoor now has a more important question to ask about the squad, this time directed to captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri. The question is the same that many asked after the team was announced, ‘Why is Rishabh Pant not a part of the squad?’
Rishabh Pant played a blinder of a knock on Wednesday to help Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League Eliminator. The southpaw’s more than double-run-a-ball innings of 49 off 21 deliveries, featuring five sixes took his them one step closer to the finals.
Few hours after the match, Rishi Kapoor tweeted, “Why is Rishabh Pant not in the squad for the World Cup? You there? @RaviShastriOfc @imVkohli"
There has been a debate on social media about Pant’s omission in place of Dinesh Karthik. More so, after the 21-year-old played some match-winning knocks in the IPL while the Kolkata Knight Riders captain had a poor season.
Earlier, Michael Vaughan had called India ‘bonkers’ for excluding him from the squad. Even Sunil Gavaskar had expressed his surprise.
At the announcement of the squad, Chief Selector MSK had clarified that keeping skills had tilted it in favour of Dinesh Karthik. Let hope that the wicket-keeper batsman justifies his spot when the World Cup kicks off on May 30.
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