Prithvi Shaw, who turned 19 last month lost the opportunity to be a part of the team for the Adelaide test. He was down with an ankle injury during the practice match yesterday against CA XI. He injured himself on Friday while he was trying to pick a catch deep down the midwicket and was carried away immediately out of the field by the team physiotherapist Patrick Farhart and the support staff.
He came out of the hospital with straps to the left ankle with the support of clutches and later it was revealed that Shaw sustained a ligament injury while he was trying to pick the ball hit by the opponent batsman Max Bryant.
BCCI released a press note in this regard which reads “He will undergo an intensive rehabilitation program to hasten the recovery and be available for selection at the earliest,”
Bryant slammed the ball and it crossed the boundary line and was called a six. In his attempt to pick the ball before it was over the boundary, Shaw injured himself in the left ankle and was carried to the local hospital immediately by the support staff. The doctors announced that he sustained a ligament injury and hence he should be out of the cricketing activity until he gets further treatment. He needs to get scans and all the tests for future medical aid.
Prithvi Shaw made his test debut against West Indies last month and slammed 134, 70, and 33* from two tests to bag the man of the series award. He made a good start with 66 runs off 69 balls in the practice match against CA XI at Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday. He lost the opportunity to play the Adelaide test and might be replaced by Murali Vijay, one of the senior openers for India in the red ball format.
Murali Vijay is a part of the 14-man squad for the first two tests against Australia. The BCCI did not make any confirmation in this regard.