India vs Australia 2nd ODI Adelaide: The 19-year-old Shubman Gill and all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been named as the replacement of the suspended players KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya for the remaining Australia series and the upcoming New Zealand tour. On Friday evening, the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators(CoA), which runs BCCI suspended both the players for their controversial remarks on a celebrity chat show.
It seems the coffee had almost cost them everything, from Cricketing suspension to some good chunk of fortunes. Within the announcement of the replacements of both the suspended players, the netizens took to the Twitter and here’s how they reacted:
It’s a maiden call-up for 19-year-old Shubman and is set to make his debut in the ODIs against the team like Australia. He has been in a good form in the domestic circuit, wherein he has smashed more than 1000 runs in 9 matches. In Ranji Trophy also he made his mark by slamming 790 runs in 10 innings at a massive average of 98.75. Whereas, Shankar made his debut for India in the T20I format in Nidahas Trophy last year and has played five T20Is for India so far. The Tamil Nadu-based cricketer was the highest run-getter for India A in the tour of New Zealand, scoring 188 runs in the three ODI matches.
Meanwhile, Pandya and Rahul have been given seven days to offer an explanation about their alleged misconduct and indiscipline during the chat show to the BCCI.
Updated IND ODI Squad vs AUS: Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, K Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami