Mysterious are the ways of cricket selectors

In 1984, soon after Prime Minister Indira Gandhi authorized ‘Operation Blue Star’ to remove militant Sikhs from the Golden Temple here in Punjab that resulted in several Sikh deaths, Indian intelligence services pulled out Sikh guards from her security detail fearing her safety. However, ‘the Iron Lady’ one of the most respected political figures in the world, reinstated her Sikh bodyguards as she trusted them. Six months later, she paid a heavy price for the oversight as the Sikh guards gunned her down at her own residence. In cricket too, like in life, you pay heavy prices for your mistakes…

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