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IND vs IRE: Sunil Gavaskar BAFFLED with Rahul Tewatia’s omission from Indian squad for Ireland series, says ‘his HARDWORK should have been recognized’

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IND vs IRE: India vs Ireland Live Updates – The Indian squad to take on Ireland for a couple of T20I matches next month has puzzled many, and one of them is Sunil Gavaskar. The former skipper of the men in blue is particularly having a tough time comprehending the reason behind Rahul Tewatia’s omission, as he feels as his spectacular performances in IPL 2022, the all-rounder should have been included in the squad. Follow IND vs IRE Live Updates, India vs Ireland Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

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Questioning Tewatia’s omission, Gavaskar asked “Rahul Tewatia should have been in team for Ireland. The one man who should have been in the team was Iceman Rahul Tewatia. He was superb in IPL. He batted cleverly throughout the tournament.”

IND vs IRE: Sunil Gavaskar BAFFLED with Rahul Tewatia’s omission from Indian squad for Ireland series, says ‘his HARDWORK should have been recognized’

IND vs IRE: Sunil Gavaskar BAFFLED with Rahul Tewatia's omission from Indian squad for Ireland series, says 'his HARDWORK should have been recognized'
Rahul Tewatia had an exceptional IPL 2022 campaign

“Someone who shows that kind of temperament should have been in the team at least as 16th member of the team. At least his hardwork should have been recognised,” the former Indian skipper further added.

Gavaskar’s claims are perfectly valid, as Tewatia indeed was one of the star performers in IPL 2022. Playing for the title-winning team, Gujarat Titans, the all-rounder scored 217 runs at an average of 31 and a strike rate of 147.61, while he also can be very handy with the ball.

IND vs IRE: Sunil Gavaskar BAFFLED with Rahul Tewatia’s omission from Indian squad for Ireland series, says ‘his HARDWORK should have been recognized’

Meanwhile, an underperforming Venkatesh Iyer has somehow managed to keep his place in the team. Given that the key players will be busy in the tour of England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has selected Hardik Pandya as the skipper for this series.

India squad for Ireland: Hardik Pandya (C), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.

Ireland squad for the T20 series against India:

Andrew Balbirnie (C), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.

Ireland Men v India Men T20I series

• Sunday 26 June: Ireland v India, 1st T20I (Malahide)
• Tuesday 28 June: Ireland v India, 2nd T20I (Malahide)

IND vs IRE: Sunil Gavaskar BAFFLED with Rahul Tewatia’s omission from Indian squad for Ireland series, says ‘his HARDWORK should have been recognized’

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