Mumbai: Former India captain Kapil Dev on Thursday backed the selectors' decision to drop senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh from the squad for the first two ODIs against England next month.
"From the point of view of country's interest, nothing is surprising. If they have dropped him, it must be for the betterment of the team," the legendary all-rounder said at the Dilip Sardesai Memorial lecture.
"You do get hurt if a spinner of the calibre of Harbhajan is dropped. But if his exclusion is beneficial for the team, then I'm happy. I'm not going to say anything against the selectors."