Gautam Gambhir Slams Bishan Singh Bedi And Chetan Chauhan

Jose Verdugo
Junio 13, 2018

About five years ago, Bedi had written a letter to then DDCA president Arun Jaitley, questioning Saini's inclusion in Delhi's squad for a Ranji Trophy match against Vidarbha.

Despite all odds, Saini proved his worth by being a consistent wicket-taker for Delhi side and got picked in the Test squad now. Taking a dig at their comments, Gambhir took to Twitter and shared a piece of his mind.

Saini was summoned to bowl at the India nets during Sri Lanka series in December 2017 as the net bowler but it was Gambhir who told him to concentrate on Ranji Trophy final. Am told black armbands are available in Bangalore too for INR 225 per roll!

"My "condolences" to few DDCA members, @BishanBedi @ChetanChauhanCr on the selection of "outsider" Navdeep Saini to India squad". But seniors in the team like Gautam bhaiya never let me feel that pressure.

"Gautam bhaiya told me "Jaise tennis ball se dalta hai, waise hi dal".

This, according to the DDCA, had forced chief selector Chauhan to drop Pawan Suyal - ironically from Pauri in Uttarakhand - to accommodate the rookie from Haryana.

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"I don't know whenever I speak about Gautam Gambhir, I get emotional", said an elated Saini after receiving his maiden call-up to the Indian senior team for the Afghanistan Test. Gambhir after watching him bowl for 15 minutes had decided that Saini was a rare talent, who should be groomed properly. "Today when I look back about those days, I smile", Saini told PTI.

Reports had also suggested that they even distributed pamphlets protesting Saini's selection, who was called an outsider at that time.

"Remember every tiny little thing".

Gambhir finally got his way and Saini played for Delhi against Vidarbha at Roshanara Club in 2013/14 season.

These statements came because Saini comes originally from Haryana and moved from Karnal to Delhi back then on the prompting of Sumit Narwal, who was running Karnal Premier League, where the seamer had performed well. He saw it in me before I realised myself.

Moreover, when asked Saini on how Gambhir shaped up his career, the seamer said, "I would be nowhere without his support".

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