Bangla Hunt Desk: India opener Shubhaman Gill has been ruled out of the series after suffering a serious injury before the start of India’s Test against England. Instead of Gill, captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri have applied to the Indian team management for two openers, Prithviraj Shaw and Devdutt Padikkal, who are on a tour of Sri Lanka.
Chetan Sharma, the senior selector of the Indian cricket team, was informed by the team management after receiving an application from Virat Kohli. However, Chetan Sharma directly rejected the appeal of Virat and Ravi Shastri. Apart from Shubhaman Gill, two other openers, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, are also in the Indian squad. So there is no question of sending additional openers separately. They will play in the tour of Sri Lanka led by Dhawan.
Despite the presence of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli has invited Prithviraj Shaw and Devdutt Padikkal to tour England. In the end, the Indian supporters were happy with Chetan Sharma’s bold decision to reject the unjust plea of Kohli and Shastri.
Many have again claimed on social media that Prithviraj Shaw is the son of Mumbai so Ravi Shastri is desperate to give him a place in the team. On the other hand, by attacking Virat Kohli in the context of Devdutt Padikkal, many have claimed that Kohli wants to include more RCB cricketers in the Indian team.