Team India is filled with talent – be it in the batting or bowling departments. Where players like Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan have already established themselves in the team, Prithvi Shaw is one name who is yet to prove himself as well. The youngster has only played five Tests, six ODIs and a single T20I for India so far. And, former Indian opener Murali Vijay came forward to question Shaw’s exclusion from the Indian side. He added that he could not understand why Shaw is not in the team despite his excellent form in domestic cricket.
“I don’t know why he is not playing now. Should ask the team management,” Murali Vijay told Hindustan Times.
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He also opined on the recent performances of Shubman Gill as he added: “There are 15 superstars playing for India. If you are playing for India, you are already a superstar for me. But skill wise I really love Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw. They are top players. Rishabh Pant has done a great job for Indian cricket as well. I wish him a speedy recovery. Shreyas Iyer is doing well.”
Murali Vijay, apart from Shaw and Gill, also spoke about KL Rahul, who has been struggling to find his form in recent times. The veteran also said that Rahul should be left alone, as he knows what he needs to do as well.
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“He knows what it is and what he needs to do to make a comeback. I think KL should be left alone and not be scrutinized the way they are at the moment. It happens to any cricketer. I think KL should take it easy, work on his basics, and use this time to unwind himself and rejuvenate and comeback strong,” Murali Vijay concluded.