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Gambhir attacks Bedi, Chauhan on Saini’s selection

Gambhir attacks Bedi, Chauhan on Saini’s selection
Navdeep saini

New delhi, June 12

He had risked his captaincy, fought with the establishment to get Navdeep Saini into the Delhi Ranji Trophy team and no wonder a vindicated Gautam Gambhir launched a scathing attack on former India skipper Bishan Bedi and former opener Chetan Chauhan after the Karnal speedster made it to India's Test team. 

Those who were witness to Gambhir's infamous altercation with Chauhan at the Roshanara ground (December, 2013) will never forget how adamant he was to get the young pacer into the team. Bedi, who has been Gambhir's fierce critic on and off the field, had then questioned how an "outsider" could get into the Delhi team. Gambhir, who is currently holidaying in Europe with his family, took to Twitter to remind Bedi and Chauhan as to how a section of DDCA officials were distributing pamphlets and were ready to wear black armbands in protest of Saini's inclusion. "My condolences to a few DDCA members, @Bishan Bedi @Chetan Chauhan on selection of an 'outsider' Navdeep Saini to the Indian squad. I am told black armbands are available in Bengaluru too for Rs 225 per roll! Sir, just remember Navdeep is an Indian first, then comes his domicile @BCCI," Gambhir tweeted a day after Saini's maiden India call-up. 

Bedi and Gambhir have never shared a great rapport and the legendary left-arm spinner was very critical about Gambhir's alleged misconduct with coach KP Bhaskar at the end of 2016-17 season. — PTI

Shubhankar ready for US Open challenge 

New York: Shubhankar Sharma, for the second successive Major, will be the lone Indian in the fray as the US Open gets underway on Thursday. The 21-year-old Panchkula golfer, who was given a special invite to the Masters this April, came through a gruelling 36-hole qualifier to make it to the US Open. A good showing at the US Open could help Sharma make an attempt to gain temporary membership on the PGA Tour. Currently at No. 77, he is now the highest-ranked Indian golfer in the world. Sharma needs to stay in top-100 to ensure a  berth into the final Major, the PGA Championships in August. — PTI


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