Fans have once again shown their concern on young opening batsman Mayank Agarwal who came all the way from India in urgency to fill the issue of a proper opening pair but was ultimately neglected in the playing XI.
Rohit Sharma tested positive for COVID-19 and the tensions for the blues were already at peak after skipper Rohit’s deputy KL Rahul made an early exit due to groin injury.
India were without any captain or vice captain but more crucial situations occurred when the team understood that they do not have an opening pair.
Team India aided KS Bharat to open the warm up match in which he scored decent 40 runs, having scored 70 runs in the first innings from the middle order.
BCCI called in Mayank Agarwal in urgency but coach Dravid made it clear that Mayank has got no “golden” opportunity to come and play.
Cheteshwar Pujara’s opening strategy has been advantageous to two youngsters Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari who do not have to fight hard for one seat, instead both of then got the opportunity to seal the middle order line-up.
Twitter fans and cricket analysts, including Virendra Sehwag and Ashish Nehra, still believed that Mayank Agarwal could have been a better choice for team India, considering the overcast conditions and the opponent India is playing against.