The Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Monday urged Sourav Ganguly, President of BCCI (The Board of Control for Cricket of India) to change the selection panel and bring ‘strong people’ on the panel.
The 39-year-old was reacting to wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson being dropped from the Indian Twenty20 squad without getting a game in the recent home series against Bangladesh. “I guess they r testing his heart #selectionpanelneedtobechanged need strong people there. Hope dada @SGanguly99 will do the needful,” he tweeted.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 25, 2019
Harbhajan Singh often referred to as ‘Turbinator’ or ‘Bhajji’ quoted Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s tweet, who expressed his disappointment when 25-year-old Kerala batsman was not allowed to play but instead used to pass the bottles.
Samson has scored 112 runs from four games he played for Kerala in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy National T20 Championship. He played his only T20 International in 2015 against Zimbabwe.
The current selection panel is headed by MSK Prasad, who played six Tests and 17 ODIs for India, and comprises Devang Gandhi, Jatin Pranjpe, Sarandeep Singh and Gagan Khoda.
Sourav Ganguly is the 39th President of BCCI, who is the first former Captain to hold the office after 1954. He was the best choice as under his captaincy Indian team went on to become the top-ranked team by the end of the first decade of the century.