Navdeep Saini broke into the Indian squad for the three-match T20I series against the Windies. The Delhi speedster also managed to break into the playing eleven in the first encounter at Lauderhill, Florida. The pacer didn’t show any signs of nervousness and picked up the wickets of Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer in his very first over. Saini looked in a different zone altogether.
After his masterful over, Gautam Gambhir, the former Indian cricketer, took a scathing attack on Delhi & District Cricket Association’s (DDCA) Chetan Chauhan and Bishen Singh Bedi. Gambhir has always tried to back Saini in the Delhi domestic team. When he got into the squad for the Caribbean series, Gambhir took a massive dig at Bedi and Chauhan and ridiculed them in a severe manner.
He has had quite a few altercations with Bedi and Chauhan. Bedi, who has criticised Gambhir time and again, questioned how an outsider could get into the Delhi team. The 37-year-old Gambhir didn’t miss out on the chance of lashing out at Bedi after Saini’s national selection.
“My condolences’ to few DDCA members, @BishanBedi @ChetanChauhanCr on selection of outsider’ Navdeep Saini to India squad. Am told black armbands are available in Bangalore too for INR 225 per roll!!! Sir, just remember Navdeep is an Indian first then comes his domicile @BCCI,” Gambhir’s scathing tweet back in June read.
Gambhir slams Bedi and Chauhan
Saini has always thanked Gambhir for staying by his side in the situation of crisis. Saini’s first national call-up came last year in June for the one-off Test match against Afghanistan, but he didn’t get a chance to play. This year, he played for the RCB and did exceptionally. He bowled with such venom that he came into contention for a spot in the national team for the 2019 World Cup.
Gambhir is over the moon after Saini’s show and he also took it as a chance of bash the DDCA. He took to Twitter and wrote “Kudos Navdeep Saini on ur India debut. U already have 2 wkts even before u have bowled @BishanBedi & @ChetanChauhanCr. Their middle stumps are gone seeing debut of a player whose cricketing obituary they wrote even before he stepped on the field, shame!!! @BCCI
Here is Gambhir’s tweet
Kudos Navdeep Saini on ur India debut. U already have 2 wkts even before u have bowled— @BishanBedi & @ChetanChauhanCr. Their middle stumps are gone seeing debut of a player whose cricketing obituary they wrote even before he stepped on the field, shame!!! @BCCI pic.twitter.com/skD77GYjk9
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 3, 2019
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