India vs England Tests: India announces squad for the 4th and 5th Test after winning by 203 runs at Nottingham on the last day. The big talking point that came out post the announcement of the 18-member squad was the inclusion of Prithvi Shaw and Hanuma Vihari. And how could the social sphere not get into it, they did and they lavished praise for young Shaw and hardworking Hanuma Vihari, who has led Andhra Pradesh well in the domestic circuit apart from playing gritty knocks for India A.
But it seems the little master from Delhi is the hot favourite and has generated a huge following since the ICC U19 World Cup triumph. Shaw’s career is on the fast track and he thus has been careful of not allowing success to get to his head.
Here is how Twittersphere ushed praise for the two cricketers.
Vihari has a first-class batting average of 59.79 which is the highest among the active players. He has scored 5142 runs in 63 matches with 15 centuries. He is someone who has worked up the ranks and not got his way through T20 performances.
Young Prithvi, on the other hand, knows what it feels like to wear the national cap. The question is who becomes India’s 292nd player after Rishabh Pant got his at Nottingham.