As per the latest news, Young Indian opener, Prithvi Shaw, might miss the second test against New Zealand in Christchurch. The young opener skipped the practice session on Thursday because of swelling in his left foot and there is a chance that Shubman Gill may replace him in the team.
It has further been learnt that Prithvi will undergo blood test as there isn’t enough clarity over the reason for the swelling. This injury scare has increased the tension of Indian batting line-up that is already at the receiving end the things since their below par performance in the first test at Wellington.
The famed batting line-up consisting of the likes of Virat Kohli, CheteshwarPujara and Ajinky Rahane among many others could only manage the scores of 165 and 191 on the swinging track at Basin Reserve.
In a recent media talk, Virat has shown the faith in the youngster saying that Prithvi has got the calibre and talent to overcome these difficult situations once he gets settled in the middle.
“I don’t think at this stage, we need to sit down and discuss what’s going wrong because I don’t see anything wrong. It’s the execution of things which was not there,” Kohli said.
However, Indian captain Kohli does not want to read too much just after a match in alien condition as he talked about giving Prithvi Shaw ample of time in the middle before making any opinion about the youngster.
“It is just a matter of understanding the pace of the wicket and conditions as soon as possible. Again, when he is in a clear frame of mind, he is very, very destructive. Once he feels that he can do it, I think it will be a different ball game. The mind–set can shift very quickly.
“Prithvi obviously wants to perform and no doubt about it, every batsman wants to. We need to give him that time to get used to the conditions a little bit and once he starts scoring, he will feel more confident about it,” the captain added.