Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has hit out at the selection committee for failing to follow procedure and reappoint a captain - in this case Virat Kohli - of the Men in Blue. The Little Master lashed out at selector MSK Prasad in a recent column.
Following Team India's 'below-par-performance' in the recently concluded 2019 World Cup, the selection committee convened a meeting to address the issues faced by the team in the showpiece event alongside picking the squad for the upcoming tour of West Indies. Gavaskar lashed out at the MSK Prasad-led selection committee in his column for giving Virat Kohli an impression that he can keep the captaincy as long as he wishes to by not considering reappointing another captain for the side and called the committee 'lame ducks'.
Gavaskar said that it was very evident that Kohli's role as captain for the national side was meant to be so until the end of the World Cup following which the matter had to be reconsidered. He said that the selection committee's error now forced the team to proceed for the next series without reviewing the 'below-par-performance' of the team that failed to reach the finals of the showpiece event.
Gavaskar said that the current selection committee lacked stature and that they were incapable of ensuring smooth functioning of the body. The Little Master said that there were members in the selection committee who had not gone on to play for the national side in the long run and some have not even played a single Test game. He hoped that the squad selected for the Windies tour will be the last call made by the body before a new committee is appointed. He said that hopefully, the new committee will have players of a stature who will not get bullied and will be able to convey to the team management to play with the players chosen by the selectors.