'Bring in Shubman Gill' - Twitter wants Virat Kohli to axe Prithvi Shaw for 2nd Test
Prithvi Shaw got out after scoring 14 and 16 in respective innings of the 1st Test.
India is currently involved in the series opener of the two-match Test series against New Zealand. The visitors have found themselves struggling in the overseas conditions as their batsmen failed to score runs. The Indian fans criticised them for their poor batting display but one player who was brought under the scanner is Prithvi Shaw. And, the netizens have requested the team management to include Shubman Gill for the second Test which is slated to be held at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
There was a long debate going on which player between Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill will open alongside Mayank Agarwal in the first Test. Its been long that these two players have been giving tough competition to each other for grabbing a place as an opener in the longer format. This was the biggest opportunity as the regular opener Rohit Sharma got ruled out of the series after he sustained a calf injury during the T20I series.
Fans want Shubman Gill in 2nd Test as an opener
Statistically, Shubman Gill is in top form with the bat. Moreover, he proved his worth in the overseas conditions as he scored a double ton in the first unofficial Test against New Zealand A followed by his amazing ton in the 2nd game as an opener. It was almost confirmed that he will get his chance against BlackCaps in the opening game of the Test series but that never happened.
Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper picked Shaw in the team that left the majority of the fans in dilemma. The short heightened opener scored 14 and 16 runs in 1st and 2nd innings. In the 1st innings, he was dismissed off Trent Boult as he was caught by Tom Latham followed by his dismissal in 2nd innings where Shaw was castled by Tim Southee.
The fans couldn’t digest the way Prithvi Shaw got out in both the innings of the 1st Test. They took to Twitter and roasted the young player from Mumbai. Moreover, they urged the team management to pick Shubman Gill for the 2nd Test that will begin from 29th of February.
Here is how fans reacted:
Why India constantly giving chance to Prithvi Shaw why not shubhman gill
— Sharik Ali (@SharikThe) February 23, 2020
— Vishal Thakur (@VishalT1995) February 23, 2020
— punter (@djdjftiroeldske) February 23, 2020
Gill is better than Shaw why not play opan in gill
— Hasmuddin (@Hasmudd33820324) February 23, 2020
— Ankur Solanki (@akrsolanki99) February 23, 2020
— Rohit Giri (@RohitGi18) February 23, 2020
@RealShubmanGill has the 2nd Best FC batting average after sir Don Bradman. and still he's waiting for his International debut
— Ashutosh Nevse (@iamAshu_N) February 23, 2020
I love @PrithviShaw but he was out of cricketing circuit for 6-8 months because of his suspension. While @RealShubmanGill has been scoring runs everywhere he goes across formats and at different positions. I am trying to understand the strategy behind Shaw over gill. #INDvsNZ
— kaushik narayan (@kaushiknarayan) February 20, 2020
— S V Kumar (@svkhere) February 23, 2020
Shaw fails to make impact in first test..
Shubman Gill Jyada Savdhaan..#INDvsNZ
— Musk 🏏 (@muskanupadhyay) February 23, 2020