Indian cricketer Vanitha VR has lashed out at the selectors and questioned them on why do they talk only after they leave the post. Vanitha took to social media on Saturday to comment on the same, reflecting on the effect of the selection and exclusion on the players.
“Someone should take accountability of inclusion and exclusion of certain players. It has become an absolute dilemma and devastating for players. Former selectors talk only after they leave the post Why don’t they talk or give an explanation when they are in helm," said Vanita in a Twitter post that contained picture of the series of comments she made on Facebook.
Highlighting that the selectors come forward many a time to boast of their good selection, Vanitha demanded that they should also take responsibility when the selection is 'bad'.
“When will the 'former selectors' accept (responsibility) for bad selections too. Why take credit all the time for someone who is doing well," she said, adding, “The actual problem lies somewhere else. None of the 'former selectors' would want to acknowledge it or even discuss about it."
“They all want to talk and discuss about selections when they are not at the helm of things. The same thing one should talk when they head the selection committee not after leaving the post," Vanitha concluded.
The right-handed opening batter Vanitha has so far played 6 ODIs and 16 T20Is for the women's national team since her debut in white-ball cricket at the highest level in January 2014. Also a part of the Indian team for the 2016 T20 World Cup, Vanitha played her last game in November 2016. She has 85 ODI runs at an average of 17 alongside 216 T20I runs at an average of 14.40. Her highest score in ODIs is 27 while that in the shortest format is 41.
In domestic cricket, Vanita represented Karnataka for 17 years before making a move to Bengal for the 2021-22 season.