[caption id="attachment_751172" align="alignnone" width="684"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Karun-Nair-AFP.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-751172" alt="Karun Nair led Board President s XI in their two-day warm-up match against the touring West Indies side in Vadodara. @ AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Karun-Nair-AFP.jpg" width="684" height="467" /></a> Karun Nair led Board President s XI in their two-day warm-up match against the touring West Indies side in Vadodara. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/karun-nair/">Karun Nair</a> s omission from the India s Test squad that will face <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/west-indies/">West Indies</a> has raised quite a few eyebrows. Nair, who warmed up the bench for most of the time during his recent tour of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/">England</a>, did not even make the cut when <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/murali-vijay">Murali Vijay</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shikhar-dhawan">Shikhar Dhawan</a> were dropped. Instead, young <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/hanuma-vihari">Hanuma Vihari</a> was picked for the final Test at the Oval. <p></p> <p></p>Former chairman of selectors <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sandeep-patil">Sandeep Patil</a> is yet to come to terms with the decision. In fact, he knows what it is to sit out of a series. Patil was part of the Kapil Dev's Indian team in England during the 1986 tour, but did not make the playing XI in any of the three Tests. <p></p> <p></p>"I feel hurt for Nair. He has not done anything wrong to be dropped... I really feel sad for him," Patil told <em>Mid-Day</em>. <p></p> <p></p>"Look, I know what he is capable of. I have seen him from close quarters ever since I was at the National Cricket Academy [as director). When we had matches against Karnataka, Nair would always be part of the XI and score runs." <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/all-i-can-do-is-let-the-bat-do-the-talking-karun-nair-750939">Nair</a> led Board President s XI in their two-day warm-up match against the touring West Indies side in Vadodara. Patil was left wondering what more can Nair, a triple centurion against England in Chennai in 2016, do to earn a Test cap. <p></p> <p></p>"Is it his fault for scoring a triple century? I don't like criticising selectors, but I can't understand this selection policy. On one hand, you back a guy like Hardik Pandya and on the other, you don't persist with a player of abundant ability. Nair is a player who should be backed," added Patil. <p></p> <p></p>Patil also reckoned opener Murali Vijay was not given a fair outing in England. "Two games and Vijay was out! I am happy for Prithvi Shaw [who got picked in the squad after the third Test in England], but then you don't play him," he said.