It is an unenviable job being chairman of the selection committee. He and his co-selectors widely characterised derisively as the ''five wise men'' cannot please everyone.
Theirs is a thankless task and they are sitting ducks for potshots. Some of the comments on the selection of Indian teams can be pretty harsh and uncharitable.
A few years ago, a website carried a scathing article terming the selectors as 'five blind men'. The piece was so lop-sided that it defied logic, betrayed lack of judgment and understanding, and went beyond all decent norms.
But then, it is always easier to criticise than to praise and these days, it appears more fashionable too. After all, every cricket fan is an expert when it comes to picking a team so selector bashing is pretty
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Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (R) shares a light moment with chief selector Kris Srikkanth during a practice session at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bangalore on October 8, 2008.Images: AFP
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