Young Indian pacer Shardul Thakur made his debut on Friday during the second Test match between India and West Indies as Mohammed Shami was rested. Other than Thakur coming in and Shami out, Indian squad was unchanged for the second Test which means batsman Mayank Agarwal and Mohammed Siraj will have to wait to make their debuts in the longest format of the game.
Before the 12-member squad for the second Test against Windies was announced on Thursday, many thought Mayank Agarwal might finally get his much-awaited debut as skipper Virat Kohli could be rested. However, contrary to many beliefs, Mayank Agrawal once again had to warm the bench as he was not able to secure his place in playing XI.
Meanwhile, Twitterati criticised BCCI and Virat Kohli for ignoring Mayank Agarwal again.
In last one year the only Indian domestic batsman who scored tons of runs and still sitting on the bench and not getting chance is Mayank Agarwal. and some stupid people is saying he should wait for his chance this is bullshit
— Amod (@Amod420) October 11, 2018
What’s happening in Indian cricket prithvi Shaw ahead of Mayank agarwal hello Mr captain @imVkohli raise your voice against this. Now you are financially stabled and don’t want to support domestic talents.#hateyou @imVkohli @BCCI one day you will be in top of world @mayankcricket
— sreekumar karthikeyan (@sreekumartk2011) October 3, 2018
— Rahul Verma (@Mr_RahulV) October 11, 2018
Mayank Agarwal scored tons of runs to earn a place in 15 member Indian squad.
Seems like he has to score a few more tons of runs to get into the playing XI🙄 #IndvWI
— Naseer (@BeingYuvNaseer) October 11, 2018
@BCCI please explain why Mayank Agarwal and Mohammed Siraj has not been included for he second test … are u listening completely to captain and coach …this is not acceptable..chance Should be given for the talented people and u should never listen to the captain always … pic.twitter.com/dSRBNIneEq
— anchorprashant (@anchorprashant) October 11, 2018
Is the Indian team management & @imVkohli out to deny opportunity to players from Karnataka?
— Bored Wallaby (@BoredWallaby) October 11, 2018