Delhi Capitals co-owner Parth Jindal questions Rishabh Pant and Ravichandran Ashwin’s absence from the Indian team

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Delhi Capitals co-owner Parth Jindal has questioned Indian team management for not adding wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant in the playing XI against New Zealand. He also raised eyebrows on off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s exclusion from the national side in white-ball cricket, stating that the team lacks a real X-factor.


Taking to Twitter, Jindal catechized the non-selection of Ashwin in the shorter formats and blamed the Indian team for having a detestation towards wicket-takers.

“Don’t know why @ashwinravi99 is not in this team! There seems to be an aversion to wicket-takers! After whitewashing the kiwis in T20’s, the Kiwis showing India that the semi-final victory in the World Cup was no fluke. India needs wicket-takers and players with X factor,” Parth wrote on Twitter.



The head of Jindal South-West Sports (JSW) didn’t stop there and further questioned why Pant is still warming the bench? Parth also suggested that it would’ve been better for Pant to be playing for India A, instead of doing nothing.

“And why carry @RishabhPant17 only for him to warm the bench? Surely, he would have benefited from playing against New Zealand A or domestic cricket? To see a player as talented as him not play the 5th T20 and now the 3rd ODI makes no sense #Xfactor,” Parth wrote in another tweet.

Pant last played for team India in January 2020 against Australia, whereas Ashwin last donned the blue jersey in July 2017 against West Indies.


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