Australia vs India: Vinod Kambli opines on Prithvi Shaw's poor dismissal in Adelaide

Australia vs India: Vinod Kambli opines on Prithvi Shaw’s poor dismissal in Adelaide

Kambli hoped that Shaw comes up with a better show in the second innings.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo Source: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The Indian team is currently involved in a highly-anticipated pink-ball Test against Australia at Adelaide Oval. The visitors are playing with their regular Test XI and refrained themselves from making any substantial changes. There were speculations that the youngster Shubman Gill might debut but the management showed trust in Prithvi Shaw.

However, the move didn’t pay off as the young rookie’s poor form with the willow continued. The toss went Virat Kohli’s way and he elected to bat first. In the very first over, on the second delivery bowled by Mitchell Starc, Shaw played a length delivery straight on to his stumps trying to drive a ball very early in the innings. It was a poor attempt as the ball uprooted the stumps and the batsman had to go back to the pavilion for a duck.

The poor performance by Prithvi Shaw left the fans and cricket pundits baffled as many took to their social media handles to express their opinions over the young opening batsman. Former India cricketer Vinod Kambli also opined on the same saying that the Mumbai-based cricketer either scores a hundred or gets out on 0 and hoped that he comes up with a better show in the second innings.

“As much as I’ve seen or Prithvi Shaw, it’s either 0 or 100 for him…Hope he comes off better in the next innings” Kambli tweeted.

As of now, the 21-year-old opening batsman has featured in just 4 games for the Indian team in Whites and has amassed a whopping 335 runs at a stunning average of 55.8.

India end Day 1 on 233/6

After Prithvi Shaw, another opening batsman Mayank Agarwal also lost his wicket to Pat Cummins while playing at 17. The Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara were playing a decent knock in the middle and were aptly testing the patience of the opposition bowling line-up but the spinner Nathan Lyon gave the much-needed breakthrough to his team by scalping the big wicket of Pujara to end his classic Test innings of 43 runs off 160 deliveries.

Kohli also lost his wicket as he was run-out on 74 and this is where the tables turned in Australia’s favour. Hanuma Vihari and Ajinkya Rahane got out to the new Pink ball under the lights. But Wriddhiman Saha and Ravi Ashwin batted well to help India end the day on a respectable 233/6.