The Board of Control for Cricket in India, on Sunday (August 13) announced the 15-man squad for the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka and sprung some huge surprises as the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Shami, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav were dropped from the team. On the other hand, Manish Pandey, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel and KL Rahul have been included in the team for the five ODIs and one T20I starting August 20 in Dambulla.
As expected, the squad selection left one and all amused as the fans took to Twitter to express their feelings over the selectors’ decision.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the squad for the Sri Lanka series:
This selection doesn't mean anything. Yuvi will play the 2019 World Cup.
— Virat Kohli (@Cricvids1) August 13, 2017
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) August 13, 2017
While in sport it is never say never, Yuvraj will find it very difficult to get himself back in World Cup 2019 scheme of things.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) August 13, 2017
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) August 13, 2017
— Yuvraj Singh World (@YuviWorld) August 13, 2017
Breaking news: Yuvraj Singh dropped from ODI squad. Manish Pandey replaces him
— G. S. Vivek (@GSV1980) August 13, 2017
Yuvraj was injured during the WI series. I guess he hasn't recovered yet. No report on his injury off late. He has been rested not dropped.
— Abhishek 🇮🇳 #408 (@ImAbhishek7_) August 13, 2017
@chetannarula okay with yuvraj tell me why Dinesh kartick got dropped ???
— Pradeep Singh (@PRajputsingh) August 13, 2017
Yuvraj Singh dropped from ODI squad.
Waiting for Yograj Singh to blame Virat Kohli & Shashtri now !!
— Boring… (@graphicalcomic) August 13, 2017
Now what does Yograj Singh have 2 say. Capt changed to Kohli and inspite of better performance Yuvi dropped.I guess it's still Dhoni's fault
— Sahil Bhansali (@SahilBhansali1) August 13, 2017
If I remember correctly Yuvraj Singh was man of the match in Ind vs Pak Game in Champions Trophy. And you drop him. Kya hai uss Rahane mein?
— Mayanti Langer (@Langer_Mayanti) August 13, 2017
— Rahul Ranjan (@Ranjanrahul07) August 13, 2017
What's the point of taking Yuvraj Singh in the team at first place when you want to drop him after few series @BCCI ??😠
— Sohail (@sohailrocks11) August 13, 2017