Ind vs Aus 1st Test Live : Prithvi Shaw’s streak of failures in Australia is continuing. After 1st innings failure where he stayed on wicket for just 2 balls, his second inning ended in just 4 balls. Unlike the first inning Shaw managed opening his account this time but he could only survive 4 balls this time.
First Innings : PP Shaw b Starc 0 (2b 0x4 0x6)
Second Innings : PP Shaw b Cummins 4 (15m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) December 18, 2020
Shaw has been preffered over the likes of Shubman Gill and KL Rahul, but the Mumbai Southpaw failed again. But such precarious has been his form that even Jasprit Bumrah who walked in as nightwatchman in his place has surived more balls than what Shaw could manage in both innings combine.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 17, 2020
Many legends included Sunil Gavaskar and Allan Border had advised Indian team management to drop Shaw from the team but Virat Kohli decided to give long rope to Shaw. Shaw has coped a fair share bit of criticism from greats for playing too many shots in Test cricket.
— Atul kumar Verma (@Atulkum00354545) December 17, 2020
— ENGineer साहब (@High_On_Chai_) December 17, 2020
But Virat Kohli still decided to back him. The decision has already started proving costly for India.
On Wednesday, skipper Kohli had addressed a press conference where he talked about Prithvi Shaw and said: “Prithvi has performed at the Test level but he would be playing in Australia for the first time. I think it is very exciting to see his progress as well”.
— Shahrukh Malik (@ShahrukhJiMalik) December 17, 2020