Following a severe Suryakumar Yadav call, Kapil Dev made a scathing remark

Although Suryakumar Yadav's century against Sri Lanka in the second T20I wasn't unexpected, what transpired in the following game most definitely was. When India decided not to incorporate SKY for their upcoming game, both fans and former cricket players were stunned.

Following a severe Suryakumar Yadav call, Kapil Dev made a scathing remark
Kapil Dev

Suryakumar Yadav recently wowed with yet another T20I century, his third for India and all in the space of six months, as he hit a magnificent 112 not out in the third T20I match against Sri Lanka in Rajkot. Suryakumar's performance wasn't unexpected, but what transpired in the following game was. When India decided not to play Suryakumar in the first ODI against the same opponents, their following game, fans and previous cricket players were shocked. People did not take SKY's exclusion well and preferred to give Shreyas Iyer a game. As a result of the lack of understanding, Kris Srikkanth, a former BCCI head of selection, even apologised to Surya live on television.After India won the series and the third ODI, Surya made a comeback. He was dismissed cheaply for four runs. Despite being a complete beast in T20Is, Suryakumar hasn't exactly duplicated his success in ODIs. India has played less ODIs recently, but with the 50-over format taking centre stage, that should change, making Suryakumar's performance in these matches all the more important. This contentious Suryakumar treatment has some roots in the fact that there is currently an excessive amount of competition, with many players vying for the same position. This is known as the "problem of plenty."But, according to Indian sports icon Kapil Dev, one solution is to have distinct teams for each event. In the wake of the BCCI's selection of a group of 15 players for the World Cup, First-ever World Cup champion Kapil feels that the Indian cricket team would eventually have three different sets of players for each format.

"I believe we should let the cricket board's (selectors') plans alone. Since there are so many cricket players arriving, everyone should get to play. They will have three teams, one for T20Is, one for ODIs, and one for Tests, from what I can see from the outside. The decision to part ways with Suryakumar is something the former India all-rounder couldn't comprehend. Kapil recently reserved high praise for him, saying that batsmen like him only appear once every century. Since earning his first Test call-up, Suryakumar has recently stated that he wants to improve in ODIs. This determination should only grow stronger. Kapil was baffled by Suryakumar's exclusion from the game despite the fact that he hasn't scored a half-century in any of his last 10 ODI innings and his highest score was 34 not out in November.

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