With the entire world has come into a standstill because of the global pandemic novel coronavirus, all the cricketing activities have either been stopped or cancelled. The players keep themselves busy with workouts at home and keep in touch with fans through social media. Former India player Mohammad Kaif is no different. He also spoke on certain issues recently which included the selection of the players and the role of selectors.
While talking of Helo Live, Kaif said that there should be a transparent system on why a player has been dropped from the team and he needs to be informed the reason as well so that he can come back stronger.
He said, "All players are playing for the nation. Every player has a bad time, but management should inform the players why they are dropped from the team. So that they can come back to the domestic match and improve their cricketing techniques."
In the recent past, another former player Yuvraj Sigh's father has raised question over former India captain MS Dhoni for leaving out Yuvraj from the national team. But Kaif has dismissed such allegations against Dhoni and has said, "I don't think that Yuvi father's allegation is true. But yes, Yuvi is a shorter format cricket champion, he should have gotten more opportunity. But in India, if a player loses his form for few matches then it's not easy to save their spot. Because many talented players are waiting to enter the Team India."
MS Dhoni is undoubtedly the best captain of India who led India to the number 1 rank in Tests and also led the team to the World Cup titles – be it One Day World Cup or in the shortest format. However, Kaif also defended Dhoni's decisions over Yuvraj's non-selection.
He also said, "Dhoni is the most successful white-ball cricket captain. He deserves some freedom to select his own team. You can question him when he fails to deliver. But his records are spectacular. He has won many trophies for India. So the selectors give the freedom and value his suggestions. It is not favouritism."