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Mohammad Azharuddin received backlash because of a tweet

A 15-person team for the next T20 World Cup in Australia was unveiled by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday. The team is largely the same as the one that just competed in the 2022 Asia Cup in the UAE, except for two recruits in the form of Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel, who are replacing Avesh Khan and Ravi Bishnoi.

Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, and Bishnoi are the new additions to the list of standby players.

The BCCI national selectors named India’s final 15 players for the forthcoming T20 World Cup 2022 on Monday, but former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin wasn’t entirely satisfied (September 12). After regaining their health, pace bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel have been picked up for the T20 World Cup in Australia.


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As an alternative to Deepak Hooda and Harshal Patel, he said he would choose Shreyas Iyer and Mohammad Shami.

Instead of Md. and Deepak Hooda, use Shreyas Iyer. I would choose Shami over Harshal Patel, he added in the following tweet.

The internet community reacted angrily to Azharuddin’s comments by criticizing the cricketer’s viewpoint.

The user said, “Then please educate Iyer how to play short ball because he can’t live in Australian bouncy wickets.”

You are simply out of date, and Shami was never a proficient T20 bowler. Please understand the T20 format if Deepak Hooda is going to bowl,” said another.

Based on the players’ recent performances in the game’s shortest format, India had to make some difficult decisions for the team, and the management assembled a formidable group. Azharuddin’s tweet, however, did not elicit a favorable response from Indian cricket fans on social media.

Shami was one of India’s most expensive bowlers in the T20 World Cup 2021 when India failed to go past the quarterfinals, and some fans criticized his high economy rate of 9.54 runs per over after 17 T20 International matches.


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