Virender Sehwag also added that Bhuvi had performed well at Cape Town and he should not have been excluded.
"Watching Virat Kohli excluding Shikhar Dhawan for just one Test failure, and Bhuvneshwar for no reason at all, Kohli should drop himself in the third Test at Johannesburg, if he fails to perform in Centurion", Sehwag told India TV as quoted by CricTracker.
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday questioned India's team selection for the second Test against South Africa in Centurion. Team India surprised everyone by dropping him to make place for Ishant Sharma.
Thus, while Bhuvneshwar might not have received too much of a lateral movement from the deck, it seemed to come as a harsh decision to leave him out of a must-win game. That Ajinkya Rahane, a player who averages 53.44 in Test matches away from home, won't find a place ahead of Rohit Sharma, a player who averages 25.11 in the same criteria, had been something that one could guess considering how India aligned in the first Test.
After Keshav Maharaj (18) was out when he edged Mohammed Shami to wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel, the 100th wicket in test cricket for the seamer, India contrived to drop three catches in two balls. Virender Sehwag was one of those who took to slamming Virat Kohli animatedly after Bhuvneshwar Kumar got dropped from the playing XI.
Famous commentator Harsha Bhogle was also left astonished by team management's move to drop Bhuvneshwar. India removed South Africa's last seven batsmen for just 89 runs.