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Twitterati React To Shubman Gill’s Absence From Playing XI For The 1st Test

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:

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