Virender Sehwag has been "rested" from the Indian Cricket Team for the upcoming Asia Cup tournament to be held in Bangladesh. While some sources indeed think he needs the rest, most people have put two and two together. There obviously seems to be something fishy, as Sehwag seemed perfectly alright all throughout the ongoing Commonwealth Bank Series.
Then why the injuries all of a sudden? Furthermore, the BCCI and Virender Sehwag seem to have different statements on what Sehwag is actually suffering from. While the BCCI said that he had a problem in his right shoulder, Viru said that he has back spasms.
After Virat Kohli's heroic efforts against Sri Lanka a couple of days back, India now have a decent chance of qualifying for the finals of the CB series. So let me get this straight, if India does indeed makes it to the finals, won't Sehwag play? Damn right he will. Where will the injuries go then?
Another seemingly senseless decision made by the Board was to drop Gautam Gambhir from his vice-captaincy. Taking no credit away from Kohli, what wrong has Gauti done to be sacked? He's had a great series and has scored three fifties. There's no reason to make impulse decisions—just imagine what Gauti must be thinking heading into the Asia Cup.
And as for Sehwag, are we to believe he has back spasms in his shoulder? Certainly not. This complete tactlessness of the BCCI while handling this situation has led the media to stir up another controversy.
Obviously, Sehwag has been dropped—there is no other way to look at it. His performance throughout the CB Series has been abysmal to say the least, and "resting" is the board's way of showing him the door.
Besides, the next international series India plays is against Sri Lanka in July. So what in the world does Sehwag need the rest for? Oh wait, I know.
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These senseless decisions made by the BCCI have led to humiliation of the Indian Cricket Team, and these are surely affecting a very talented team's performance.
It needs to change, and fast.