Team India opener Prithvi Shaw has copped a lot of criticism for his dismal outing with the bat in the first Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval. As he struggles to retain his spot in the playing XI, the youngster has posted a cryptic message on social media for all the critics.
Incidentally, Shaw returned with scores of a duck and four in the two innings of the opening tie. The mode of dismissals was more or less the same with his head falling over leaving a massive gap between bat and pad. The Australian bowlers used the fault in technique to perfect to get Prithvi Shaw out on both essays of the encounter.
Prithvi Shaw posts cryptic message
Several former cricketers and experts have called for Shaw to be dropped from the upcoming Boxing Day Test which will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne starting December 26. They have backed another talented youngster Shubman Gill to open the innings alongside Mayank Agarwal.
In light of this, Prithvi Shaw has posted a cryptic message on Instagram in what seems to be a response to the criticism he is facing.
“If sometimes people demotivate you for something you try to do, that means you can do that but they can’t,” the message read on Shaw’s Instagram story.
Initially, Prithvi Shaw’s inclusion in the first Test copped severe criticisms but the management showed faith in him. But the youngster from Mumbai failed to live up to the trust against quality pace attack. India were bowled out for 36 – their lowest Test score in history, thanks to the havoc caused by Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins which scripted an emphatic eight-wicket victory for the hosts.
While Shaw is unlikely to find a place in India’s XI for the second Test, he will be hoping for a turnaround if he manages to get a chance in the Boxing Day encounter at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.