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[WATCH] Shikha Pandey Breaks Down On Camera After Being Left out of T20I Squad

image-ljqxd32wShikha Pandey interview [Twitter]

BCCI recently announced the strong squad for the T20I series and ODIs, it seems likes the announcement is creating a buzz on social media. In the recent video, the star player Shikha Pandey appears to be disheartened by the selection. Despite enjoying the successful inaugural performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the team selector didn't consider her for the Bangladesh tour starting on July 9.

Notably, The 34-year-old was part of India’s squad that travelled to South Africa for the T20I World Cup but following the marquee event, she was surprisingly left out of the central contract and has not been considered for the upcoming tour.

Shikha Pandey Disappointed but Still Strong

The star pacer gets teary-eyed in an interview with the coach WV Raman and releases her pain on camera of being left out in the Team blue. However, she is optimistic and is ready to put in the hard work to make a come back to the Indian squad. Moreover, Pandey also mentioned that she is disappointed and frustrated but focused as well.

In the Interview, Pandey told the coach:

“If I say I’m not frustrated and angry, then I’m not a human being. It’s difficult when you don’t get the results for the work that you have put in. I’m sure there’s some reason behind it which I do not know. What’s in my hands is hard work, and I’m a stout believer in hard work. So it’s just about working hard until I am mentally and physically fit."

During the interview, Pandey's voice remained steady even after not getting the results. She expressed her emotions on camera and puts her faith of coming back even better to the team. 

The Star Player has represented India 120 times in her career in all the formats and despite being a part of the South Africa tour, the team management showed no faith and didn't give any explanation.

Plenty of new faces to be seen in the India squad for the upcoming Bangladesh tour and many Senior players like Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh were not included.