Suniel Shetty picks his Indian squad for the T20 World Cup; picks MS Dhoni and left out Rishabh Pant
Famous Bollywood actor, Suniel Shetty recently talked about the possibilities of cricket happening in the near future and what combination the Indian team should have if the T20 World Cup happens in 2020. In his view, the selectors should pick MS Dhoni in the team irrespective of how he performs in the IPL.
He said that Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul should open the innings for the team and then the duo of Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer should back them up at number three and number four. Further talking about the wicket-keeping dilemma, he continued:
“Between Pant and Samson, I see MS Dhoni and only MS Dhoni for the World Cup. I feel he is getting fit out there and he will be back in a very very big way. Players from across the world feel that if Dhoni is there, it’s a strong team. Dhoni will play, he will score in the IPL.”
When asked about how Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson could improve their performances at this level, the father of Athiya Shetty revealed:
“Pant and Samson are very talented. Samson hasn’t got his chances. Pant is supremely talented but he needs to lose 4-5 kg of weight. It’s a positive thing I mean to say, but as far as wellness and fitness goes, there’s a difference in movement.”
Thus, in this way, Shetty hinted that Pant needs to shed 4-5 kgs of his skin so that he can come in proper shape. Unfortunately, although the Delhi-based keeper has a perfect amount of time now, he might not be able to focus on his training because of the nationwide lockdown. He is currently quarantined at home.
Surprisingly, he even picked Vijay Shankar in his squad for the World Cup. The all-rounder has been out of the Indian team since he picked up an injury at the 2019 World Cup. Shetty named four fast bowlers in his squad namely Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, while Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja are the two all-rounders of his team. Here is full squad:
Suniel Shetty’s Indian squad for upcoming T20 World Cup:
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.