There was nothing wrong happened with Delhi Daredevils (DD) in choosing team during the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction 2018, only things went wrong while picking Playing XI at the start of the tournament that casts the franchise most this season, says former captain Sunil Gavaskar.
Daredevils failed this season also to qualify for the IPL Playoffs 2018 despite playing under the guidance of Australian great and five-time World Cup-winning captain Ricky Ponting, and Gavaskar has blamed the poor selection of starting playing XI for their poor outing in the IPL 2018.
Though, DD managed to beat tough Chennai Super Kings by 34-runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in their IPL 2018 encounter on 18 May (Friday).
Gavaskar wrote in a column for Times of India, “Delhi, of course, are out of it once again mainly due to poor selection of the playing eleven. The problem of having a coach who hasn’t seen the domestic players was evident when young Abhishek Sharma was picked to play after the team was out of the running for the playoffs.”
The former Indian captain also believes that Abhishek Sharma would have been a better selection as compared to the overseas players who failed to shine for the DD.
Gavaskar signed off by saying, “The young man showed how he would have fitted right in and though one performance does not mean much, it’s just the attitude and approach that was so refreshing to see and which Delhi could have done with especially when some of their fancied overseas players have been more of a no-show than the big show that they were expected to be.”