Gavaskar-It was wrong to drop Yusuf Pathan

Published: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 12:25 [IST]
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Gavaskar-It was wrong to drop Yusuf

New Delhi: Former Indian captain Sunil Gavakar believes that selectors took a wrong decision by eliminating Yusuf Pathan from Indian squad for the first two one-dayers against Australia.

According to Gavaskar, Baroda all-rounder should not be judged by how many runs he has scored but the impact he makes on the whole squad with his attacking brand of cricket.

"Number six does not get too many overs to score. He should be assessed on his impact. When you try to hit quick fire 20-30, you will get out and it should not be held against you," Gavaskar said.

"Otherwise, no one will try to slog at six and seven and will concentrate only on singles and doubles so that they can remain not out with a good 19 or 20," he added.

Gavaskar also opined that Yousuf's selection would have given a better balance to the Team India.


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