Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir has raised an accusing fingers at senior Cricketers Bishen Singh Bedi and Chetan Chauhan for blocking magical bowler Navdeep Saini from entering to the Indian team.
Closed on the heel of Navdeep Saini’s magical performance, Gambhir tweeted “Kudos Navdeep Saini on ur India debut. U already have 2 wkts even before u have bowled— @BishanBedi & @ChetanChauhanCr. Their middle stumps are gone seeing debut of a player whose cricketing obituary they wrote even before he stepped on the field, shame!!!”
Saini was the star of India’s win against West Indies in the first T20 match. There Saini bowled a dream first over in which he scalped Nicholas Pooran in his fourth ball and Shimron Hetmeyer in the fifth.
It was Gautam Gambhir who discovered the pacer within Saini in Delhi’s net sessions six years ago. To push Saini’s case, Gambhir has bought him a pair of boots, asking him to be a regular at the nets and also fighting with Delhi selectors for him.
Then in 2017, Navdeep Saini had said : “I owe this life and my success to Gautam Gambhir. I was a nobody and Gautam bhaiyaa did everything for me."