Twitter reactions on Prithvi Shaw’s replacement: The opening batsman’s injury has added to India’s selection conundrums.
Only two days into playing cricket’s ancestral format during the ongoing India’s tour of Australia and India have seen two of their players rolling their ankles during the match. While fast bowler Umesh Yadav did it during running in to bowl yesterday, it happened with opening batsman Prithvi Shaw today morning.
In which was an act of fortune, Yadav survived any injury scare. However, Shaw ended up being ruled out of the first Test match to be played from December 6 at Adelaide.
The update has come as a significant blow for team India for Shaw was their first-choice opener for the first Test. With Lokesh Rahul registering inconsistent numbers in the recent times and Murali Vijay having yet to play a match in Australia, India have a new conundrum at hand regarding their top order.
Shaw’s injury has increased the opinions on batting India’s vice-captain in limited-overs format Rohit Sharma at the top of the order. There is no hiding to the fact that Sharma was included into the squad for his impressive ‘back-foot’ game. As exciting as the idea sounds from the outside, it involves a great amount of risk and thrill for the question is regarding sending someone, who has never opened in Test cricket before, to open the batting in the first Test of the tour of Australia.
While Sharma’s career saw a turnaround after he started opening the batting in limited-overs, you never know if the same happens to him in the Test cricket as well. However, to execute the move will require a great amount of courage on the part of captain Virat Kohli and the team management.
Twitter reactions on Prithvi Shaw’s replacement
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on the same below:
If @PrithviShaw’s injury is so bad that he might miss even the second Test, India might look to draft Shikhar Dhawan or Mayank Agarwal (who is currently in NZ) into the squad. Meanwhile @ImRo45 also comes into the picture for a place in the first Test
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 30, 2018
I will go with @ImRo45 .. give him a go and he will do wonder for ua
— Maulik barot (@007_mak) November 30, 2018
Rohit Sharma should be given a go! Make him open, give him time!
— Suhhail Chopra (@RSC0707) November 30, 2018
I want @ImRo45 as opener
— Indrajeet singh (@Im_indu07) November 30, 2018
@ImRo45 is best
— Prabhas (@pavansaaho45) November 30, 2018
सारी समस्या खत्म मुरली और राहुल में कौन ओपनिंग उतरेगा दोनो ही उतरेंगे मगर मैं कहता हूं मौका है दस्तूर है चौका मार दो यही टाइम है रोहित को ओपनिंग उतार दो
— imro45 (@vinayshukla264) November 30, 2018
All the people here who are telling BCCI to bring back Dhawan will be the first to criticize him if he somehow fails to score. KL should be dropped. Let him play Ranji and get back his form. #PeopleJustWantWin Rohit Sharma should get a chance to open in Tests now along with Vijay
— Dev (@aveouva039) November 30, 2018
Rohit Sharma opening would be fun. 😁#INDvAUS
— vinodh (@vinodh_mvk) November 30, 2018
— Saurabh Singh (@Saurabh123lko) November 30, 2018
So… Rohit Sharma opening the batting for India in Adelaide?
(Get well soon, Prithvi)
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) November 30, 2018
— TCS Aussie Cricket (@TCrS_Aussie) November 30, 2018
Best chance to try Rohit Sharma as a opner…… He did well In limited over as a opner… So I think Vijay and Rohit are your best opening combination and play vihari at 6
— Divya Mohan (@DivyaMo08797105) November 30, 2018
— VINIT SANCHETI (@vinitsancheti19) November 30, 2018
There is only one place to bat for ROHIT Sharma, that is opening.
He won’t able to play his natural game at lower order.
Try him as an opener in Test 🙏@BCCI
— ishuuu 🔱 (@ImVkataria45) November 30, 2018