With the large talent pool that India boasts of, it is almost impossible that everyone can get an equal number of opportunities during their cricket career. Prithvi Shaw is one of those victims as despite being considered the next big thing, the batter has continuously getting ignored by the BCCI.
The BCCI on Monday announced India’s squad for the upcoming New Zealand and Bangladesh tour, where they will play four separate series. However, Prithvi Shaw has not found a place in any of their squads, which was quite surprising, given the fact that veterans like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul are set to miss the New Zealand tour. Notably, Shaw last played for India against Sri Lanka in July last year.
Shaw, 22, seemed devastated after the BCCI’s squad announcement. Soon after, he went on posting an Instagram story with a picture of Shirdi Sai Baba, captioning: “Hope you are watching everything SAI BABA.” Twitterati soon came to console Shaw, whom, in their opinion, could have easily picked.
Feel for him!
Prithvi Shaw gets emotional! pic.twitter.com/NwDDO6Jq3z— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 31, 2022
Not good enough?
We must be the greatest cricket playing nation ever if Prithvi Shaw is not good enough to get into an India squad in any of the formats, leave alone make the XI!— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) October 31, 2022
Rajat Patidar just started to perform this year and got into the Indian squad.— YasH (@YasH_317) October 31, 2022
Whereas Ruturaj Gaikwad, Prithvi Shaw, Sarfaraz Khan are performing far better than him for 2-3 years, they are still not in the squad.
Don't lose hope!
Dear Prithvi Shaw and Sarfaraz Khan, don't lose hope. The world is not that bad as it currently seems.— Aritra Mukherjee (@aritram029) October 31, 2022
Shubman Gill making the T20I squad ahead of Prithvi Shaw. The selections are literally a joke at this point.— Med Tosby (@FourOverthrows) October 31, 2022
What's enough then!
Could anyone tell me what guys like Sarfaraz Khan and Prithvi Shaw need to do to get a place in India’s Test and limited-overs teams’ respectively? As of now, it seems exceptional performances at the domestic level aren’t enough!— Mohsin Kamal (@64MohsinKamal) October 31, 2022
Shubman Gill over Prithvi Shaw in T20Is! Not sure what Shaw has to do to get in...— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) October 31, 2022
"There are guys who are performing who are already in the squad. Prithvi will get his chances soon" - Chetan Sharma#CricketTwitter
Prithvi Shaw not finding a place in any of India's T20 or ODI squad certainly shows that something is wrong.— Devendra Pandey (@pdevendra) October 31, 2022
He will get
Chetan Sharma said - "Selectors are in constant touch with Prithvi Shaw. He will get his due".— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) October 31, 2022
Will be back!
Prithvi Shaw shouldn't lose heart. He is a brilliant cricketer and will be back stronger 🤞— Ankur Lahoty, IIS (@Ankur_IIS) October 31, 2022