In the wake of Indian openers’ in the ongoing England vs India Test series, the fans have urged the Indian team management to give Prithvi Shaw a chance in the Test side.
India have already tried two pairs in as many games in the ongoing series. However, none of the two combinations worked out. In the first innings of the first Test, Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay added 50 runs for the first wicket. But since then the Indian openers failed miserably.
In the second innings of the first Test, Dhawan and Vijay could add only 19. The team management then dropped Dhawan and promoted KL Rahul to open with Vijay. However, the move backfired as the openers could not open their account in the partnership in either of the innings.
And now the fans want Shaw to open the innings in Tests. The youngster has continued to turn heads with his batting exploits and is earmarked for huge success. He recently scored a fine century for India A against South Africa A in the unofficial Test. Prior to that, he had impressed in England tour.
Here are some of the reactions from the fans:
— Aayush Gupta (@aayush_1987) August 12, 2018
Prithvi Shaw has much better technique than Vijay or Rahul in these condition. #INDvENG
— Satyam Keshri (@imSkeshri) August 12, 2018
— Arvind Nanda (@timeforarvind) August 12, 2018
— Hitesh Singla (@Yeah_ImHitesh) August 12, 2018
— Ketan Solanki🇮🇳 (@imketansolanki) August 12, 2018
— Vemunurisaideep 🇮🇳 (@saideep1501) 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
@BCCI time to select prithvi Shaw and siraj
— జనసైనిక్ (@PatelMiner) 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
— Suresh Gupta (@setch34) August 12, 2018
Shaw shot to limelight when he set a new record of 546 runs from 330 balls playing for Rizvi Springfield in a Harris Shield match. It was the highest score in Indian schools cricket before being surpassed by Pranav Dhanawade in 2016. The marathon knock, which lasted six hours and seven minutes, was studded with 85 fours and five sixes.
Shaw made his first-class debut for Mumbai in the semi-finals of the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy on 1 January 2017. He had gone on score a century in the second innings to bag the Man of the Match award.
The right-handed batsman also scored a century in his debut match of the Duleep Trophy. He equaled the record held by Sachin Tendulkar, who had scored for the first time a century each in his debut matches of Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy respectively.
In December 2017, he was named the captain of the team for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He eventually led the team to the title. He scored 261 runs in the tournament.
The impressive performances helped him get a whopping deal of INR 1.2 crore from Delhi Daredevils (DD). He went on to impress in the IPL too, finishing the season with 245 runs including two fifties.