More lashes out at Vengsarkar

Updated: 30 October 2007 13:33 IST

Kiran More, the former chairman of selectors has come out strongly against Rahul Dravid's exclusion for the first two one-dayers against Pakistan.

More lashes out at Vengsarkar

New Delhi:

Kiran More, the former chairman of selectors has come out strongly against Rahul Dravid's exclusion for the first two one-dayers against Pakistan.

More has launched a scathing attack against Dilip Vengsarkar and his band of wise men for making what he thinks is one of the worst blunders in Indian cricket.

And More isn't the only one. Former cricketers are up in arms about the lack of cricketing logic in this decision.

"I was surprised. I am sure a great player like him will come back. He is still the wall of indian cricket," said Lalchand Rajput, Cricket Manager, Indian Team.

There have been guarded remarks from the players and team management, but More isn't hiding his complete disbelief at the dropping of former captain Rahul Dravid. He is scathing in remarks about what he calls the inconsistency and incompetence of Vengsarkar and his men.

"You have to make decisions and the way they are making statements after the World Cup, when Vengsarkar said when we don't have enough talent in India to pick from the younger lot and now suddenly within one month we have talent, I think he's slipping a lot," he said.

More's attack on Vengsarkar is not limited to just the axe, he blames the selector for Dravid's resignation as captain as well, after which in a matter of weeks the Wall has gone from being a great leader to "unnecessary" for Team India.

"I know him personally. The way he resigned from the captaincy I was very shocked, there is something other to it not just cricket. There is lot of pressure from chairman of selection committee, let me tell you straight on TV that Dilip Vengsarkar has put a lot of pressure and that things were not great in England series.

"He came back from there and he resigned because of that. When things are not going well, he believes India should be on top, that's why he resigned from the team," he lashed out.

But More is positive that it won't be long before Dravid proves his critics wrong. The former chief selector echoes the sentiments of a pretty large band of Dravid supporters who are backing him to be amongst the top performers against Pakistan and in Australia.



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