Will ignoring Shaw prove costly?
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Prithvi Shaw scored a century on his Test debut for India.  There are very few players in India who do this. Due to this performance, Prithvi Shaw got a place in the team and he played 4 more matches, but during the Border Gavaskar Trophy in Australia, when Prithvi Shaw did not get runs from his bat, he was dropped from the team and since then he has not played in the Test team.  I could not make my place in the test.

When Prithvi Shaw performed well in some IPL seasons, he did not get a place in the Test team because he was not fully fit and when he got a place in the ODI team, he scored 189 runs in six ODIs at a strike rate of 113.

Amidst all this, no one remembered Prithvi Shaw, but Prithvi Shaw’s performance in the Ranji Trophy 2022-23 season was excellent.  He broke Sanjay Manjrekar’s record by scoring 379 runs against Assam. Prithvi Shaw is now behind only B B Nimbalkar who has a record of 443 runs in Ranji Trophy. And at the same time he has given a befitting reply to his critics by scoring 595 runs in 10 innings of six matches this season and opened his doors for Team India.  He has also been selected in the T20 team against New Zealand.

In the press conference on Thursday itself, when Hardik Pandya, who has been made the captain for this tour, was asked whether we will see Prithvi Shaw playing tomorrow, Hardik Pandya said no.  Subman Gill has done very well in ODIs so he will get a chance to open with Ishan Kishan. 

Prithvi Shaw is being ignored for Shubman Gill

It is becoming very difficult to understand the selection committee of Indian cricket.  Ishaan Kishan performed well in ODIs.  That’s why he got a place in T20 and if he did not perform well in T20, he was dropped from the ODI team.  Same has happened with Shubman Gill as well.  Shubman Gill did not perform well in any format.  Nevertheless, he got a place in both the formats.  Although he has proved himself and has proved himself by performing in both the formats.The performance of both has not been so special in T20, but Ishan Kishan has still scored runs at a high strike rate and Shubhman’s strike rate has been very poor. 

So at such a time speculations were being made that Shubman would no longer get a chance in T20.  Prithvi Shaw has scored runs at a good strike rate in Ranji Trophy as well and he has proved himself as an explosive batsman in IPL as well, so his place is made in the team.  Meanwhile, when the journalist asked Hardik Pandya a question whether we will see Prithvi Shaw playing tomorrow, Hardik Pandya flatly refused that Prithvi Shaw will have to wait now because Suman Gill has performed very well in ODIs.  That’s why a place is made in his team.  This is absolutely wrong and it can also cost India heavily because T20 World Cup is next year and we have to build an important team.  Because our performance has been very poor in the last several T20 World Cups and it is going very wrong with Prithvi Shaw.


The selection committee of the Indian cricket team will now have to see which player is performing well in which format and accordingly he should be given a place in the team.

 And if the selection committee doesn’t change its attitude, we will see the career of many players getting ruined.  Those who will get a place in the team, their career will also be ruined because they will not be able to perform well.  And the life of those who will not get a place in the team will also be ruined and the team is going to lose.  In such a situation, there is a need to take tough decisions on this very soon.

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