New Delhi: Giving in to the demand by several cricket fans across India, center Government has approved a three member SIT to probe Rohit Sharma’s test selection. The probe will be monitored by Justice (retd.) Katju and a report will be submitted before the Indian home season begins later this year.
Rohit Sharma, who has scored 4 50+ scores in his last 27 innings, was preferred over Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara for the 3rd test match against West Indies. The decision was criticized by many people and as they feared, Rohit promptly failed in the first innings.
“We have received this request earlier too but we thought it wasn’t important enough to merit an SIT probe. We also assumed that Indian captains will stop playing him in the test team and let him play ODIs and T20s only. However, we were proved wrong as he was yet again in the starting XI even though there were other batting options available. We received tons of requests from irate cricket fans across the nation who wanted us to look into it. Now cricket fans are a huge vote bank and we don’t want to alienate them so we decided to set up this SIT”, a government official said.
This decision has been welcomed by many cricket fans. 22 yrs old Ankur from Delhi said,”Finally we will know why. Why does he play test matches even after showing so many times that he will fail there? Averaging less than Ashwin with the bat after playing 16 tests, that too after averaging 288 after first 2 tests. He has some video tape of selectors, he is friends with someone, he is blackmailing someone, what is the real reason, the nation wants to know.”
Meanwhile, government has turned down a request by journalists to set up a probe to find out when will Dhoni retire from limited overs cricket.