On Wednesday, the Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the Indian squad for the opening day-night Test against Australia, which will kickstart from Thursday, i.e, December 17 at the Adelaide Oval. While Rohit Sharma is absent from the squad, the fans weren’t happy with the absence of KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, and Rishabh Pant and have been questioning the Board over the same.
Shubman Gill, who made his ODI debut last year, is yet to earn his maiden Test Cap. However, Shubman Gill’s amazing performances during the two practice games had of the four-match Test series against the Australian cricket team made him the frontrunner to partner Mayank Agarwal as India’s opener for the first test. Gill started off poorly with 0 and 29, however, in the second practice match, Shubman scored 43 and 65 runs.
On the other hand, Prithvi Shaw didn’t have a great time in the practice games, as he ended up scoring 0, 19, 40, and 3. But he had impressed one and all with his performances against New Zealand earlier this year.
But talking about the practice games, Gill outscored Prithvi Shaw and other contenders to grab the opener’s slot. He also looked better equipped to handle the bounce and pace on the Australian’s pitches. However, his absence from the squad has left everyone stunned.
Meanwhile, fans on social media are not at all happy with the inclusion of Prithvi Shaw over Shubman Gill in the squad. Fans and experts are taking to their Twitter to express their disappointment with the fact that Gill was left out of the playing eleven
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Justice for Shubman Gill.#Shubmangill
— All Rounder Boost (@allrounderboost) December 16, 2020
I don’t understand how Prithvi Shaw makes our 11 for the first test and not Shubman Gill. That’s a shit decision. #AUSvsIND
— Aryaman Agarwal (@aari_stocrat) December 16, 2020
— Potato-Potahto ?
? (@thiseason) December 16, 2020
No kl rahul, no shubman gill, no rishabh pant.??? https://t.co/ZXci2ov5O6
— Navneet Kumar (@Navneet88836136) December 16, 2020
— The Batman ? (@the_batman07) December 16, 2020
Prithvi Shaw and Wriddhiman Saha over Rishabh Pant and Shubman Gill!
Shocked n surprised at the selection. Last tour in Australia, Rishabh was second highest Indian scorer. Both Gill n him played well in practise match as well! #AUSvIND @BCCI @RaviShastriOfc @SGanguly99
— Shivam ?? |?| (@itsShivam18) December 16, 2020
— Manoranjan Behera ( Chiku ) (@I_m_Chiku) December 16, 2020
— Swapnadeep Biswas (@Swapnadeep2002) December 16, 2020
Prithvi Shaw over Shubman Gill ??
— Pratyush Raj (@pratyush_RajTOI) December 16, 2020
— Kishan Singh Chandel ?? (@imchandela) December 16, 2020
— Mudidevinay (@mudidevinay) December 16, 2020
No doubt Prithvi shaw is great batsman but shubman gill has performed in practice games and was looking in great touch but still hes not in playing11. Dont know what more he has to do now. Great talent is getting waste.#INDvsAUS #GILL #SHAW
— Ayush (@Ayush57018583) December 16, 2020