On second thoughts, don’t. Stand by him, back him, embrace him. Like you embraced Yuvraj Singh, RP Singh, Harbhajan Singh. What’s the problem? Is he too far South for you? Think about it Mahi, India has embraced you, from the heartland down to the South - you are the CSK skipper, and their icon, aren’t you? How will it be to back a boy from far down South for a change – like you back Suresh Raina, Praveen Kumar, Rohit Sharma. How tough is it to bat Badri in one slot, and not in every position of the Cricket Kama Sutra?
The guy won you game in Lanka, caught a blinder, but didn’t play again after 3 ODIs, where all did he bat then? And where all have you batted him in the IPL – think you gotta figure something here Mahi, Badri is possibly at his wits’ end, he lashed out at the selectors, don’t think he’s doing himself any favours here.
You can either make Badri work for you, or you can just dump him. It won’t be hard to dump him, he’ll be just another first class asset wasted. And then there’s always the strong logic that this was the era of Sachin, Rahul, VVS, Saurav. You know that’s a little lame. Just as it is to say that this will be the era of Sehwag, Gambhir, Yuvraj, Raina, Rohit.
Open your eyes Mahi, who knows, you could open the selectors’ minds too. But before that, stick with him at 2 down. He just won you a game at that position, didn’t he?
And here’s something else to chew on Mahi, in the years to come, who will take the place Sachin, Rahul, VVS?
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