Murali Vijay slams Indian selectors for 'no communication'Last updated on Oct 04, 2018, 06:49 pm
The Indian selectors, led by chief MSK Prasad, are in a position of scrutiny at the moment.
The manner in which they are handling the selection process is not going down well with former and current cricketers.
After the controversial exclusion of Karun Nair, now veteran Murali Vijay has come out and said there was no communication from the selectors after he was dropped.
None of the selectors spoke to Vijay
Murali Vijay, who was dropped after the third Test against England, revealed to Mumbai Mirror, "Neither the chief selector nor any other person spoke to me in England after I was dropped from the third Test. None of them have spoken to me since."
Vijay backs Bhajji's stance about the Indian selectors
Recently, Harbhajan Singh was critical of the Indian selectors and stated that he doesn't know the parameters on which the players are being judged.
Murali Vijay agrees with Harbhajan Singh. He said, "I tend to agree with what Harbhajan Singh has said about parameters of selection. I think it is important that a player is told about the reasons for keeping him out."
Selectors not communicating is a worrying sign
Given the manner in which the selectors are behaving, this is a worrying trend.
Nair was dropped for the series versus West Indies after being in the squad and warming the bench against England.
Selectors claimed that Nair was told the rationale behind the decision, but the player stated there was no communication.
Even a senior player like Murali Vijay suffered the same fate.
Our take: Selectors need to be open and direct
The selectors need to be open to the players and give them proper reasons and keep things direct.
Where does someone like Karun Nair stand in the scheme of things, should be known to him.
Same for Vijay, who now has to score emphatically to have a chance of getting a look in.
Vijay's career for the moment hangs in balance.