Prithvi Shaw's stint at the crease in recent games has not turned any heads so far and has once again failed to help India reach a respectable score in the ongoing first Test match against New Zealand.
Shaw was dismissed early by Trent Boult after scoring 14 off 30 balls which is yet another let-down for the fans who are now trolling the 20-year-old. "It looks Prithvi Shaw is a flat track bully. He needs to grind in domestic cricket to know the price of selection for India," a user tweeted.
It looks Prithvi Shaw is a flat track bully. He needs to grind in domestic cricket to know d price of selection for India. Meanwhile what happens to Priyank Panchal last year's highest run getter.? He & Mayank ver vying opener slot cud nt get even one chance, does he nt deserve?— Ved (@kanisshk) February 23, 2020
Often compared to Virender Sehwag, the right-handed batsman is being criticised for his poor footwork and technique. "Really disappointing from Prithvi Shaw, his mindset is to attack every ball! Definitely can't succeed that way if your footwork and technique against moving ball isn't great. People compare him to Sehwag for the very reason, but Sehwag was smart he exactly knew how to score big," another user tweeted.
Really disappointing from Prithvi Shaw, his mindset is to attack every ball! Definitely can't succeed that way if your footwork and technique against moving ball isn't great. People compare him to Sehwag for the very reason, but Sehwag was smart he exactly knew how to score big!— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 23, 2020
The sooner Prithvi Shaw realises that he is no Sehwag, the better it will be for him #NZvIND— Rameshwar Singh (@RSingh6969a) February 23, 2020
Prithvi Shaw has been so scrappy and shitty in both the innings ,how does he get to open for India ? Oh yeah arm chair experts,silly commentators, selectors and Mumbai board ensures that I guess #NZvIND— Chida Murthy (@chidamn) February 23, 2020
Prithvi Shaw has batted 5 innings in this NZ tour and only once he has scored more than 30 and the highest score has been 40. #NZvIND— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 23, 2020
In overseas conditions Prithvi Shaw— Artidesai555 (@artidesai555) February 23, 2020
should not be sent in as an opener.
His technique is very poor in seaming n swinging conditions and
moreover he lacks the patience of
an opener.What he needs right now is a couple of good domestic seasons #NZvsIND #prithvishaw
Coming back to the match, Mayank Agarwal reached his half-century but Cheteshwar Pujara paid the price for his ultra-defensive batting as India reached 78 for 2 at tea on the third day of the first Test against New Zealand.
This was after New Zealand lower-order gave the hosts a commanding 183-run lead in the first innings.
India is still trailing by 70 runs after New Zealand scored 348 in their first innings.