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'Stay strong champ' - Fans react as Yuzvendra Chahal posts cryptic tweet after Asia Cup 2023 snub

India will kickstart their campaign in the Asia Cup 2023 with their first match against arch-rivals Pakistan on September 2.

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'Stay strong champ' - Fans react as Yuzvendra Chahal posts cryptic tweet after Asia Cup 2023 snub

All the feuds, as well as anticipation that have been surrounding the selection of India's Asia Cup squad, have finally come to an end. On Monday, skipper Rohit Sharma along with the selection Committee Chairman Ajit Agarkar unveiled a 17-person squad for the eagerly anticipated 2023 edition of the Asia Cup.

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The squad selected for the tournament looked pretty much likely and as expected although there were speculations that the star India leg spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal was not being selected into the squad. Considering that the Asia Cup would be played in Sri Lankan conditions, having a leg spinner in the arsenal would have been a wiser move by the Indian team.

 

Following his exclusion from the Asia Cup squad, Chahal took to Twitter and shared a cryptic message via his official Twitter handle. Fans were also quick to respond to it and it was pretty much clear that the star India leg spinner is not happy with him failing to make the cut. Let us now look at how Twitter has reacted to this cryptic message from the leg spinner;

 

 

 

KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer back in the squad

Amid all the news as well as speculations which were surrounding the selection of the two players have finally settled as the talented India batters KL Rahul along with Shreyas Iyer have made it to the squad after recovering from injuries at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. The wicketkeeper-batter, Rahul missed the 2023 Indian Premier League after sustaining an injury in a match playing for Lucknow Super Giants against Royal Challengers Bangalore, while Shreyas strained his back playing Australia at home in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Apart from that the only unexpected addition to the team was Tilak Varma, who had a strong debut in the T20I series against the West Indies. The youngster has appeared in all five matches T20I matches in the recently concluded West Indies. Varma was the leading run scorer for the Indian team with a total of 173 runs in the series and ever since then the speculations of him being inducted into the upcoming Asia Cup and World Cup 2023 had risen.

 

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