Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has come out in support of 21-year old Indian opener Prithvi Shaw who is faking flak from around the cricketing world for his poor show in the Adelaide test played between India and Australia.
Prithvi Shaw has been criticized widely for his poor technique of playing the good length ball that results in creating a big gap between his bat and pad. His previous two dismissals have been the result of this fault in the technique that the Australian bowlers have managed to crack.
And after Team India’s poor show in the 2nd innings that saw them posting their lowest ever team total of 36, it became a matter of debate that what changes India will make going into the boxing day test match. Many people have strongly voiced their opinion to drop Prithvi Shaw and bring in Shubman Gill or KL Rahul in while some have said that the young prodigy should be given some time.
Shashi Tharoor who is known for keeping his opinion about cricket India has once again came forward to keep his voice. He batted for Prithvi Shaw and asked all to stop demonizing the brilliant talented batsmen who has a century on Test and Ranji debut with a first-class average of 51 to his name. He took to Twitter and tagged former Cricketer Aakash Chopra’s column in EspnCricinfo and said- “In all the post-Adelaide recrimination, stop demonizing the brilliant @PrithviShaw. As @cricketaakash reminds us, a century on Test debut& Ranji debut, & a first-class average of 51, w/nine centuries in just 25 games, indicates a prodigy, not a fluke.”
In all the post-Adelaide recrimination, stop demonising the brilliant @PrithviShaw. As @cricketaakash reminds us, a century on Test debut& Ranji debut, &a first-class average of 51, w/ nine centuries in just 25 games, indicates a prodigy, not a fluke: https://t.co/T6DCGogGy8
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 22, 2020
Aakash Chopra in his column wrote that why it’s not time to give up on Prithvi Shaw yet. He said that it’s difficult for us to understand his methods, but that doesn’t mean we should not give him chances to succeed or fail before writing him off.
Shaw was bowled on the second ball of the first innings on a duck by Mitchell Starc and on a score of 4 by Pat Cummins. It’s interesting to see whether he starts playing XI or not.