"Miracle, Miracle": Fans React After Prithvi Shaw Makes Comeback In Team India
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced the squads for the T20I and ODI series against New Zealand, as well as the first two Tests against Australia. While Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav have received their maiden call-up for the Test series, on the other hand, talented opener Prithvi Shaw has been called up for the T20Is against the Kiwis.
Prithvi, who has been giving back-to-back amazing performances in domestic cricket, has done everything well with the bat to make a comeback to the national team. He made his comeback for the Sri Lanka tour in 2021. His white-ball form saw him make a comeback on the Test side as well. But he wasn't included in the final XI during the England series and following that he was waiting to earn a recall from the BCCI.
However, the wait is finally over now. Prithvi has finally made a comeback to the Indian T20 squad ahead of New Zealand's tour of India beginning on January 18th. Shaw will make a comeback to the Indian team after 537 days, having last played for India in the T20I series against Sri Lanka in July 2021.
Meanwhile, fans on social media expressed delight over Shaw's return to the Indian set-up. Check out some of the best reactions from the fans:
India’s squad for NZ ODIs:
Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat (wk), Hardik Pandya (vc), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik
India’s squad for NZ T20Is:
Hardik Pandya (C), Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Ishan Kishan (wk), R Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Y Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Prithvi Shaw, Mukesh Kumar
𝗡𝗢𝗧𝗘: KL Rahul & Axar Patel were unavailable for the New Zealand Home series due to family commitments.