Delhi Capitals superstar Prithvi Shaw was again overlooked when the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) announced the squad for the upcoming ODIs in Zimbabwe.

The announcement comes after Prithvi Shaw had a decent season with her Indian Premier League (IPL) Delhi Capitals (DC) franchise. The 22-year-old last played for Men in Blue in the Sri Lanka Series in July last year.

Fans were agitated by BCCI for once again ignoring him even in the second string team. Here’s how netizens reacted to Prithvi Shaw’s absence from the ODI squad.

One Twitter user even asked if Team India forgot Prithvi Shaw’s name.

“Have they forgotten there is a player named Prithvi Shaw?

Did they forget that there is a player named Prithvi Shaw? twitter.com/BCCI/status/15…

Another user asked why Prithvi Shaw didn’t find a place in the ODI team.

ICT is like that conservative person who can afford to buy a Land Rover (Prithvi) but still drives the old Scorpion (Shikhar)

There is a player called Prithvi Shaw who was there on the bench during IND vs ENG 2021. Kahan Gaya uses dhundho twitter.com/BCCI/status/15…

Yaar that’s enough, now Prithvi Shaw should be there in the Indian team, if in this kind of match BCCI don’t give him a chance, it’s our loss, he has a very good future.@BCCI

@mufaddal_vohra Why Prithvi Shaw….fading…kids got chances these days…Shaw needs more matches..

@BCCI Prithvi Shaw deserves to be in the Indian team imo. It’s been forgotten for quite a long time now. The last time he played for India in the ODIs! he was the top scorer in that round.

Bcci single Handley destroying Prithvi Shaw’s career….. Fitness toh bahana hai Unfit Shaw > Very young in India twitter.com/BCCI/status/15…

Even Tripathi gets a place but not Prithvi Shaw… twitter.com/BCCI/status/15…

@cricketaakash It’s time to bring in Prithvi Shaw. KL is very injury prone, we shouldn’t depend on him and should opt for his replacement.

The Mumbaikar scored 283 runs in 10 games at a strike rate of over 152 in the last edition of the IPL. He also performed well for Mumbai in the recently concluded Ranji Trophy where he scored a few fifties and a few 40s.

Now he needs to deliver consistent performances in upcoming domestic tournaments and work on his fitness to stay in the fray for the selection process.


Prithvi Shaw enjoys a break in the Maldives

The swordsman is currently enjoying some time off the pitch in one of the Maldives’ most popular travel destinations. He is looking to rest and recharge ahead of upcoming tournaments like Syed Mushtaq Ali Tournament, Vijay Hazare Trophy and Ranji Trophy.

He shared a number of posts on Instagram to keep his fans engaged.

Indian squad for Zimbabwe ODIs: S Dhawan (C), R Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Md Siraj , Deepak Chahar.

#TeamIndia for 3 ODIs against Zimbabwe: Shikhar Dhawan (Capt), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Deepak Chahar.


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