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Gavaskar questions India's team selection for 2nd Test

Press Trust of India  |  Centurion 

Former today questioned India's team selection for the second Test against South Africa, saying opener Shikhar Dhawan's "is always on the chopping board".

made three changes to their playing XI, with KL Rahul replacing and coming in for Bhuvneshwar Kumar, whose three-wicket burst in the first morning of the opening Test rocked the hosts.

Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha was ruled out due to a strain and was included is his place.

Gavaskar said: "I think is the 'ka Bakra' (scapegoat). His is always on the chopping board. He just needs one bad innings and he is out of the team.

"I also don't understand why Ishant came in for Bhuvneshwar when he had taken three wickets on the opening day at Ishant could have replaced Shami or Bumrah but leaving him out, I don't understand."

were thrashed by 72 runs in the first Test against at

Virat Kohli's men had folded for 135 in their second innings while chasing 208 to win the Test.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 16:20 IST