Graeme Smith advises Rahul Tewatia to focus on cricket instead of Twitter after the latter shared a cryptic message about his snub

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Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith says it’s important for Rahul Tewatia to focus his frustration on improvement and ensure he’s never snubbed from selection again after the all-rounder was left out of the team for the T20I series in Ireland.

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Speaking to Star Sports, former South African skipper Graeme Smith explained that managers, coaches and captains need to look at the conditions in Australia and select their team accordingly. He advised Tewatia to let her performance do the talking.

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Smith said: “It’s very difficult in India because you have so much talent. And coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma had to choose their majority of guys anticipating the conditions in Australia. I would say instead of Twitter, focus, play and the next time your time comes, make sure no one can leave you behind.

The Indian team will play some T20Is against Ireland in Ireland, where Hardik Pandya will manage the team and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be his deputy. The senior members of the squad will be with the test squad for the game against England. Hardik Pandya has been rewarded for his time as captain with the Gujarat Titans.

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Rahul Tewatia has been knocking on selectors’ doors recently and he showcased his improved finishing skills at IPL 2022, playing a key role in Gujarat Titans’ winning run. He scored 217 runs at an average of over 30 and a staggering strike rate of nearly 150.

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The two T20I between India and Ireland will be played on June 26 and 28 in Dublin.

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