SA v IND 2018: Cricket fraternity in shock after Bhuvneshwar Kumar dropped for the second Test

Bhuvneshwar was replaced by Ishant Sharma in the second Test.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar | GETTY

India made a surprising selection in the second Test of their three-match series against South Africa. Skipper Virat Kohli who is an advocate of current form unexpectedly dropped Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the Centurion Test.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar had troubled the hosts in the first Test and was the pick of the bowler with six wickets in the match. However, that wasn't enough for him to play in the second Test. Ishant Sharma got picked ahead of him for the on-going encounter against South Africa.

This decision from team management has shocked many, including big names of cricket fraternity. Fans were also seen outraging over it the whole day on social media.

South Africa Former pacer Allan Donald was clearly disappointed after Bhuvneshwar missed out in the second Test. He wrote, "Don't understand how you can leave a bowler out that don't have more bounce than a taller bowler @ImIshant. @BhuviOfficial has so much skill and accuracy that he brings. It's like leaving out @VDP_24!"

He had earlier tweeted, "@BhuviOfficial left are kidding me??????" which clearly shows he was taken aback by the selection.

Former India batsman Laxman was also dazed with the decision.

"I am surprised not to find Bhuvi in the playing XI today. In the first Test, he took the most number of wickets (6 wickets) showing skill in using the new ball & batted quite well showing patience nd resilience. Am I missing something here ??", wrote Laxman.

Former India batsman Vinod Kambli and left-arm pacer Rudra Pratap Singh also made their displeasure public.

"Virat and the Team Management are surprising their own players and confusing us.Heeee ha????????"

While RP wrote, "Perception isn't the truth but it's bigger than truth these days" And may be that's why Bhuvi isn't a part of playing 11."



By Sihyeu Singh - 14 Jan, 2018

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