India vs West Indies 1st Test: India announce a 12-member squad for the first Test at Rajkot and it seems Prithvi Shaw is set to become the 293rd Test player. The 18-year-old has been in the phenomenal form of late, where he also slammed his maiden List A hundred. Mayank Agarwal, despite having a brilliant domestic run, does not find a spot in the 12 selected. It seems KL Rahul will open with Prithvi Shaw against Windies. Once the announcement of his debut was made, Twitter went into frenzy praising the young lad from Maharashtra. Fans feel Shaw has got his due and are elated once this news broke.
Ahead of the announcement, Kohli speaking to ANI said, “Chance for newcomers to cement their place in Indian Test team: “Hanuma Vihari, Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal have been brought in because they’ve done well in domestic circuit. They should look at it as an opportunity and not as pressure”
Here is how Twitter reacted.
Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Md. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur