Sourav Ganguly ‘surprised’ by Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan’s decisions | Cricket News

Feb29,2024


New Delhi: Former captain of India Sourav Ganguly expressed surprise after seeing players like Shreyas Iyer And Ishan KishanThose who were dropped from the national team were not able to play domestic cricket,
India internationals Iyer and Kishan were dropped from their central contracts with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (bcci) due to the controversy surrounding his non-participation at present on Wednesday ranji trophy,

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Iyer was out even before the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals held on 23 February.
Despite not playing for the national team, Kishan has not played Ranji Trophy matches recently. Due to 'personal issues' he had to withdraw from the Indian team for the Test series played against South Africa last year. He had skipped Ranji matches involving Jharkhand in November last year to play t20 for India.

The 51-year-old player claimed that because Ranji Trophy is a prestigious competition, all players should participate in it and the BCCI wants them to play.

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“I think BCCI wants him to play first-class cricket. I wonder why Shreyas Iyer did not play Ranji Trophy. It is a major tournament and you should play. So, it is BCCI's decision and what they have thought. He has done the right thing. Every contracted cricketer should play first-class cricket because that is the foundation of cricket in this country,” Ganguly told RevSportz.
The former BCCI president further said that Kishan's decision to stay out of the Ranji Trophy took him by surprise.
“You should be playing first-class cricket. Once you become a contracted player, you are expected to play premier tournaments. Shreyas Iyer is playing the semi-finals for Mumbai in a few days. Yes, they are young guys and Ishan has surprised me. He was part of Indian team In all formats. Such a big contract in IPL. I don't know why he did this. You should play especially when you are talented like Ishan Kishan. When you are playing for India in all formats, you have to play. “I was surprised by his decision not to do it,” said the former left-handed opening batsman.
(With ANI inputs)



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