Gautam Gambhir is one of the finest cricketers, the Indian national cricket team ever had. He was the one who was responsible for India’s win in the 2011 ICC World Cup. Gambhir was well-known for his dedication and strategies on the field. In many interviews, he has stated that he believes in his performance and the sport, more than the selection.
The player has been seen talking about the selection of the players in the Indian cricket squad by BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). Several questions have been raised on the selection procedure and decisions that were made during the 2019 World Cup in England by the committee. One of the most controversial being the selection of Vijay Shankar over Ambati Rayudu for his “three-dimensional skills”. Ambati even showed his grievance through a sarcastic tweet last year.
Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup ??..
— Ambati Rayudu (@RayuduAmbati) April 16, 2019
Many have blamed MSD Prasad, the chief selector of the Indian National Cricket Team who was responsible for the selection of the Indian team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Gautam Gambhir was one of them who slammed him and the Indian cricket selection committee for the decisions they made. On May 21, 2020, a heated-up debate took place among former India cricketers Gautam Gambhir, Krishnamachari Srikanth, and the former chairman of selectors, MSK Prasad. Gambhir stated that it’s high time for BCCI to include the captain and coach in the voting procedures during the selection process. It’s necessary for the current captain, Virat Kohli, and coach, Ravi Sashtri to place their opinions and express their views on the selection process of the Indian cricket team. Gambhir even picked up the 2019 World Cup selection process and results and criticized it. MK Prasad was also seen defending himself during the debate.