The Indian selectors have announced the Test squad for the tour of South Africa while the ODI squad is yet to be announced. The selectors are keeping a close watch on the young players ahead of the three-match ODI series between India and South Africa, who are currently playing in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, ahead of the three-match ODI series between India and South Africa. In this tournament, the bat of Maharashtra captain Rituraj Gaikwad is speaking fiercely. He has so far scored three consecutive centuries in four matches of the tournament. On the basis of this performance, Gaikwad has strengthened his claim for the ODI series against South Africa. Meanwhile, former chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar has also advocated for the 24-year-old Gaikwad’s inclusion in India’s ODI team.
Vengsarkar said in a conversation with the Times of India, ‘The selectors should choose the batsmen who are in form. How many more runs will he have to score to prove himself? This is the right opportunity for the selectors to pick him up immediately and include him in the ODI squad. He can bat well at number 3. Rituraj is no longer 18 or 19 years old. He is now 24 years old. In such a situation, there is no point in waiting for him to turn 28 to choose him.
Gaikwad is currently the highest run-scorer in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He has scored 435 runs in 4 matches so far, in which 154 not out is his best score. Gaikwad scored 136 against Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, 154 not out against Chhattisgarh on Thursday, and then 124 against Kerala. This batsman, who played for Chennai Super Kings, scored 635 runs in 16 matches in IPL this year and won the Orange Cap. Seeing his excellent performance, Chennai Super Kings has retained him before the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.