Yuzvendra Chahal's Cryptic 'Sun Will Be Out Again' Twitter Post After Being Ignored For India's Asia Cup 2023 Squad Has Internet Talking
On Monday, the Indian cricket team for the Asia Cup 2023 was announced. Most of the team members were expected, with KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, and Jasprit Bumrah being picked after a lengthy injury layoff. Rahul is still out with an injury, thus Sanju Samson has been named as the backup.
One significant absentee from the roster was leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. He was a member of the ODI and T20I teams that recently toured the West Indies. Following the pick, Chahal made a mysterious remark on X, formerly known as Twitter.
He used two emojis: the first of 'Sun behind Cloud' and the second of 'Sun with Face.'
In a press conference on Monday, BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar stated that fitting in two wrist spinners in the present set-up was proving challenging for the Asia Cup, which is why Yuzvendra Chahal was removed from the squad and Kuldeep Yadav is currently ahead of him in the rankings.
Agarkar stated this during a news conference alongside skipper Rohit Sharma, during which the Asia Cup 2023 squad was announced.
"Axar Patel has done exceptionally well." He can also bat. Kuldeep Yadav has had an incredible career to this point. As a result, someone had to miss out. Kuldeep is currently a little ahead of him (Chahal), according to Agarkar during the press conference.
Kuldeep has had an outstanding 2023 in white-ball cricket, taking seven wickets in three matches with best numbers of 4/6 and eight wickets in seven T20Is with best figures of 3/28. Chahal has taken three wickets in two ODIs and nine wickets in nine T20Is this year.
The team discussed an off or leg spinner, according to skipper Rohit. "However, we also need someone who can bat at positions eight and nine." Axar has excelled with the bat in all formats, including the IPL.
He had several opportunities in the West Indies as well, but he bats too low. His presence provides us with batting depth, a left-handed alternative, and someone we can deploy up the order to play spin. We also considered Ashwin (Ravichandran Ashwin) and Washi (Washington Sundar).
We could only include them by having a seamer miss out. We can't do it because seamen will play a significant role in the next two months."
"However, the door is open to all." If Chahal is required for the World Cup, we will try to fit him in. "Ashwin and Washington are in the same boat," he continued.