The BCCI recently released the squad for the first two Test matches against Australia for the four-match series, starting in February.
Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav made the final cut, but the biggest surprise that even angered the fans was Sarfaraz Khan’s omission.
The Mumbai star has possibly done it all in the domestic circuit, but the selectors have repeatedly ignored him.
Even after the snub, Sarfaraz scored another century against Delhi in the ongoing Ranji match, where he scored 125(155).
Viewers and cricket experts took to Twitter to blast the BCCI and chief selector, Chetan Sharma, who recently got re-elected for the elite position.
Former India seamer Venkatesh Prasad also lashed out at Chetan Sharma for ignoring Sarfaraz Khan and accused him of abusing domestic cricket.
The 53-year-old replied to a tweet from BCCI where he also indirectly took a dig at a few overweight Indian cricketers.
“Not having him in the Test Team despite 3 blockbuster domestic seasons is not only unfair on Sarfaraz Khan, but it’s an abuse to domestic cricket, almost as if this platform doesn’t matter. And he is FIT to score those runs. As far as body weight goes, there are many with more kgs,” tweeted Prasad.
Notably, Prasad had also applied for the chief selector’s role in November but was not shortlisted for the final round of the interview.