The young Indian batter Prithvi Shaw is once again in the headlines of social media as he failed to make it to the playing XI of Team India for the ongoing first T20I against New Zealand. It was young opener Shubman Gill who made it to the final XI of the team for the T20I series opener in Ranchi.
The Indian cricket fans couldn’t resist reacting on social media regarding the same as Shaw was included in the squad of India after a long time. Fans took to Twitter to come up with some interesting reactions and responses on Prithvi Shaw’s didn’t get a game for yet another time.
Here’s how fans reacted to the exclusion of Prithvi Shaw from the playing XI:
Playing 11 mein rehna hai toh story lagani padegi na #PrithviShaw pic.twitter.com/KNSAPcWAs2
— Sudhanshu Ranjan Singh (@memegineers_) January 27, 2023
IND VS NZ 1st T20
No place for Prithvi Shaw in Playing XI #teamindia #INDvsNZ#INDVsNZT20 #PrithviShaw
— Satyam Sengar (@SatyamSengar45) January 27, 2023
I personally feel that #PrithviShaw is not been given enough chances at the #T20 International level. #INDvsNZ
— Ashwin (@AshwinA2K) January 27, 2023
#PrithviShaw se hordings lgwa liya kro 🙂🙂
— Ravi Rajput (@Ravi60337727) January 27, 2023
वह टीम में पहले से है,उसका पहला हक़ है,मेरिट पे खिलाडियों को टीम जगह दो तभ परिणाम हमारे पक्ष में होंगे 2023 world cup में !#IndvsNZ #PrithviShaw
— Kamal Rana 🇮🇳 (@KamaljitRana3) January 27, 2023
Poor prithvishaw is like Samson they will hardly be in squad and that too they will always in bench.. #PrithviShaw
— Kavin (@KawinBarath) January 27, 2023
Shubman Gill over Prithvi Shaw in T20Is is like Pant over Sanju in ODIs#PrithviShaw #INDvsNZ #INDvNZ
— inder Singh bhati (AD) (@InderSinghBha18) January 27, 2023
Still no #PrithviShaw
— Vignesh (@IyerVignesh2) January 27, 2023
Feel for prithvi Shaw he deserves to be in the playing 11 #PrithviShaw #NZvIND #INDvsNZ
— cric monty (@cricmonty) January 27, 2023
Speaking of the match at the moment, Indian skipper Hardik Pandya asked the visitors to bat first at the surface of JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi. The Kiwis have scored 85 runs for the loss of two wickets in 10.4 overs. Finn Allen got out on the individual score of 35 runs followed by Mark Chapman’s duck off Washington Sundar.
Washington Sundar has scalped two wickets by conceding only 16 runs in 3 overs so far. Senior opener Devon Conway and middle-order batter are currently there in the middle on the individual scores of 36 and 10 runs respectively.
Here’s a look at the playing XI of both the teams for 1st T20I:
New Zealand (Playing XI)
Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner(c), Michael Bracewell, Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner
India (Playing XI)
Ishan Kishan(w), Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(c), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh