Twitter erupted after team India announced their squad for the first Test against Australia that begins tomorrow at Adelaide. Surprisingly two talented youngsters Rishabh Pant and Shubman Gill have not found a place in the squad for the first test. Both Pant and Gill were expected to feature in the playing XI after they had a successful outing in the second practice match against Australia A.
Shubman Gill scored a fine half-century whereas Pant activated his beast mode and smashed a brilliant century. Still, the team management decided to pick Prithvi Shaw over Gill and specialist wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha ahead of Pant. Following this cricket enthusiast on Twitter slammed the management for not including Pant and Gill for the opening test.
Twitter Slams Team India After Rishabh Pant And Shubman Gill’s Omission
Usually, the Indian team is only confirmed at the toss but BCCI updated fans about the playing XI one day before the Adelaide Test. Before the selection, it was assumed that Gill will make his Test debut and open alongside Mayank Agarwal. Same goes for Pant as fans on Twitter expected him to get a nod ahead of Saha as he was part of 2018-19 India squad and scored up a century at SCG.
Nevertheless, the team selection once again annoyed India fans and they immensely criticised the management on Twitter. Shaw failed in both the practice matches ahead of the Test series and Saha is coming into the side after recovering from an injury. The Indian side went in with specialists and preferred them over Gill and Pant.
Once Virat Kohli leaves after the first Test, Gill is expected to replace him from the second Test. As far as Pant is concerned he will only find a place in the side if Saha fails with both bat and behind the stumps. Here’s how Twitter reacted after Rishabh Pant and Shubman Gill weren’t included in the side for the first Test.
Gill and Pant>>>Shaw and Saha
— Voldemort Dumbledore bhai bhai (@7077673aio) December 16, 2020
— Abhi Ram (@AbhiRamaKrishn8) December 16, 2020
Gill what can he do despite giving performance in practice match still ignored ridiculous.
— Awarapan 🇮🇳 (@KingSlayer_Rule) December 16, 2020
Selecting Shaw & Saha over Pant & Gill is peak Kohli.
A great batsmen but an average captain.
— Pulkit 🔰 (@OleTrain) December 16, 2020
Shubman Gill with a First Class Average of 78 & performance in the Practice games doesnt make it.
Rishab Pant with all his successes last Oz tour & blazing second inning ton doesnt make it either…
Ravi bhai….atleast team selection karne ke time pe toh mat piyo😭😭😭😭
— NSR #BringBackRossTaylor (@Nandan_) December 16, 2020
This team management is a joke. dropped rehane in ist test against south Africa, dropped pujara in ist test against england. They are clueless and it cost us the start of big series. Playing Shaw over Gill is a joke on us.
— Jacob HB (@Jacob_nhb) December 16, 2020
Are u really jocking @BCCI ?? 😒
Where is @RealShubmanGill ..?
As 12th man. … Please reserve sit pe mat jao deserve per thora diyand doo… Look Shaw's practice score and look Gill's score.. Please har bhakt Gill ko drop mat karo…
— Kalpita Dutta (@kalpita1673) December 16, 2020
Gill is better than shaw and pant has good overseas record both of them ignored I am not surprised because its virat and shastri combo .they ignore rayudu and rahane lost world cup chances what a worst management and board
— Arun (@Arun11103724) December 16, 2020