Indian cricket has developed hugely in the recent years, especially in the domestic circuit, which has resulted in a large pool of players capable of representing themselves at the highest level.
Cricket news: Nair was a reserve player during England tour and was not selected against West Indies
It has come down to such stiff competition that for one position more than 2-3 players are available and some of them are left out and not given ample opportunities and one of them presently is Karun Nair.
He is India’s second player to score a triple century after Virender Sehwag in Test cricket. However after that he did not feature much for his country despite performing consistently in the domestic circuit.
He warmed the bench during the five-match Test series against England and was again left out of the squad in the home series against West Indies.
When questions about his omission were done to skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday, he replied that all the decisions are not made from “one place”.
“Selectors have already spoken about it and it is not my place to say. There are selectors doing their job. You can conveniently merge everything and make it a circle where everyone is doing their job and not focusing on what people are saying on the outside,” Kohli said on the day before the series opener Test against West Indies.
Kohli even refused to comment further on this topic and said that it is not his job to select the best squad. He also dismissed the fact that the captain has a say during a team’s selection.
“People should also realise that it is not a joint thing everywhere. That is the confusion right now where people are combining everything and thinking everything is happening from one place which is not true,” he added.
India is currently playing the first Test of the two-match Test series at the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium in Rajkot. The Test has seen the debut of U19 World Cup winning captain Prithvi Shaw.