Twitterati want Prithvi Shaw to get an international call-up after the failure of Indian openers
He is currently playing in India 'A's two-match unofficial Test series against South Africa 'A'.
Published - Aug 12, 2018 6:30 pm | Updated - Aug 12, 2018 6:38 pm
The Indian batting lineup has floundered miserably in the ongoing Test series against England. In the first Test at Edgbaston, the likes of Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul couldn’t quite hit their straps and perished cheaply. Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, played a couple of herculean knocks, however, he got no semblance of support from his fellow batsmen.
In a bid to make a strong statement in the second Test at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground, the team management made a few changes in the lineup. Shikhar Dhawan made way for Cheteshwar Pujara and KL Rahul was sent to open the batting with Murali Vijay. Despite making the alterations, the visiting team couldn’t put forth a strong batting performance by any means.
Fans want Shaw to play Test cricket
Vijay succumbed to James Anderson and bagged a pair at the ‘Home of Cricket’. On the contrary, the English batters have shown that the pitch doesn’t have demons to be petrified of by any stretch of the imagination. Rahul, who was drafted in following his stupendous performances in the limited-overs formats, also couldn’t translate his form in red-ball cricket.
In the meantime, Twitterati has called for the inclusion of Prithvi Shaw, India U19’s World Cup-winning captain, to get an international call-up. Shaw recently toured England with the India ‘A’ and was pretty much up to the mark. The 18-year old was also impressive in the first-class matches. He scored 188 runs against Windies ‘A’ at Beckenham and helped his team out of a tricky situation.
He is currently playing in India ‘A’s two-match unofficial Test series against South Africa ‘A’. The pugnacious potential scored a superlative century in the first match at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. He was also outstanding for Mumbai in his maiden Indian domestic stint. The supporters reckon that Shaw can definitely be an answer to India’s overseas batting woes.
Here is how Twitter reacted
Prithvi Shaw has much better technique than Vijay or Rahul in these condition. #INDvENG
— Satyam Keshri (@imSkeshri) August 12, 2018
— Aayush Gupta (@aayush_1987) August 12, 2018
— Arvind Nanda (@timeforarvind) August 12, 2018
— Hitesh Singla (@Yeah_ImHitesh) August 12, 2018
— Ketan Solanki🇮🇳 (@Ketansolanki87) August 12, 2018
why don't India try youngsters like Prithvi Shaw than repetitive Dhawan or Vijay ??
— Bhushan (@Bhushn0409) August 12, 2018
Vijay out young Prithvi Shaw in please 🙏
Future investment, chance to a youngster, hopefully gets into double digits
— kshitij sharma (@kshitijsharma08) August 12, 2018
I think this is the right time to bring youngsters like @PrithviShaw into the opening slot
— SAROHA (@pathan404) August 12, 2018
Another openers fail so why not try the Prithvi shaw in 4 test @cricketaakash
— savaliya nilkanth (@52Nilkanth) August 12, 2018
Time has came now India should look forward to Mayank Agrawal and Prithvi Shaw for opening slot #INDvENG
— Karan Patel (@patelkaran952) August 12, 2018
@BCCI @SPNSportsIndia #KyaHogaIssBaar team India can try @PrithviShaw as an opener in remaining test matches. If he fails also it will give him exposure and it will be good for Indian cricket future. Anyhow @mvj888 @klrahul11 @SDhawan25 failing overseas.
— #iamveer (@veerender09) August 12, 2018
— Vemunurisaideep (@saideep1501) August 12, 2018
— Karan (@imkarankp7) August 12, 2018
— Suresh Gupta (@setch34) August 12, 2018
#kyahogaissbar Can we have Prithvi Shaw and Rishbah Pant replacing Vijay And Dhawan…Its time to think beyond these 2 ….
— Akshay Nagotkar (@NagotkarAkshay) August 12, 2018
@vikrantgupta73 Muraji Vijay scored a total of 82 of his last 10 innings and KL Rahul was equally bad. I fail to understand why such injustice to Dhawan? May be high time to look at youngsters like Prithvi Shaw, Pant, Gill etc.,
— pvivek (@p_vivek731) August 12, 2018
— Hemanth Kumar Reddy (@Hemanth36150119) August 12, 2018
@BCCI time to select prithvi Shaw and siraj
— Mahath Prasad (@MahathP) August 12, 2018
send vijay dhawan rahul karthik pandya back home.
let prithvi shaw, shreyash iyer, mayank agrawal rishabh pant, ishan kishan take over
— दुष्ट (@nirdayi) August 12, 2018
Prithvi Shaw aur Shubman Gill se opening karwa do bhai. Kam se kam 100 run ka toh opening stand hoga.#ENGvIND
— Prajakta Bhawsar (@ViratsFangirl18) August 12, 2018
— Sandy (@sandeep_5555) August 12, 2018