After controversially eliminating Karun Nair from the test team, although he did not have the opportunity to fail or succeed during six consecutive tests, the president of Indian selectors, MSK Prasad, has advised the batter: "Keep accumulating races "on the national circuit and for India A.
Prasad also clarified that he had spoken personally to Nair after leaving him out of the 15-man team for the West Indies series at home. Nair's omission caused a stir because he was not given a chance to prove himself on England's previous tour and the only test against Afghanistan at home.
"Personally I spoke with Karun shortly after the selection of the test team against the Antilles and the selection committee is very, very clear about the communication process," said Prasad PTI . "He will have to keep accumulating races in the Ranji Trophy and in whatever there is a series of India A. Karun is very involved in the test cricket, at this time, we have advised him to concentrate on the national and Indian competitions. " . "
Prasad further stated that Nair had also been spoken to in England, where the batter sat on the bench during the entire tour, despite being named to the team for all five events. commented inclusion of a debutant Hanuma Vihari, who overtook Nair to replace the injured Hardik Pandya for the fifth Test in The Oval.
"Communication has always been the strong point of this committee," said Prasad. difficult to report any unpleasant news to any player. You must have valid reasons to explain your exclusion, even if you do not agree.
"Having said that, we are very clear and sincere in our communication process." My colleague Devang Gandhi spoke at length with Karun Nair in England to keep him motivated and wait for his opportunities.
These statements directly contradict those of Nair. Shortly before the squadron of the West Indies was announced, Nair had declared that he had not received any communication about why he did not have a chance in England even though he was chosen in the squadron before Vihari.
"We [Nair, the selectors and the team management] have not had any conversation, nothing at all," he had said. "It's hard, but I have not gone to ask anything, but yes, we have not had any conversation"