New Delhi, July 3: After former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara shocked all by not picking him up in his all time XI, now England's Alex Hales too has dropped India's cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar from his dream XI.
Apparently, the England batter has chosen lone Indian Virender Sehwag, while Sangakkara picked Rahul Dravid for his side. Hales' selection too has irked the fans who believe Sachin deserves a spot in any All Time XI.
Hales chose England skipper Alastair Cook along with Sehwag as second opener, while middle-order was studded with legendary players like Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara, Kumar Sangakkara, Jacques Kallis and Gary Sobers.
There is no doubt that Sachin Tendulkar, perhaps, falls in the league of all the above mentioned cricketers, hence the uproar from the fans.
Legendary bowlers such as Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram and Glenn McGrath featured in the English cricketer's list.
Hales' decision perhaps shocked Indian fans once again who questioned the England batter for not picking Sachin Tendulkar, who's slammed 100 Test centuries and scored most runs in the cricketing history.
Like Sangakkara, Hales too had to face stern question from the fans over selection of Alastair Cook over the likes of Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen and Brendon McCullum.
The explosive right-hander offered this explanation for his dream team.
This is how fans reacted to Hales' justification:
@AlexHales1 Playing tests in India much tougher than playing tests in England..Here pitch assists seamers & spinners like no other.— Silly_Midoff (@saurabh_afc) July 2, 2016
Hales All Time XI: Alastair Cook, Virender Sehwag, Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara, Kumar Sangakkara, Jacques Kallis, Gary Sobers, Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, Glenn McGrath