Twitterati not pleased on Mayank Agarwal's choice over Ambati Rayudu as Vijay Shankar's replacement

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Jul 01, 2019, 05:07 PM(IST)

Ambati Rayudu, Mayank Agarwal Photograph:( AFP )

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Shankar played three matches at the tournament England and Wales, against Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West Indies

India's all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been ruled out of the Cricket World Cup 2019 and Mayank Agarwal will likely replace him in the 15-member squad for the rest of the tournament.  

Shankar fractured his toe when Jasprit Bumrah's ball hit him during a net session. It had not looked very serious but it appears to have been aggravated. 

India have requested governing body International Cricket Council (ICC) to approve Mayank Agarwal as Shankar's replacement. 

"Vijay Shankar sustained a non-displaced fracture of the left big toe, which will require a minimum of three weeks to heal. The injury rules him out of the ongoing World Cup," said a BCCI statement.

"The Indian team management has requested the ICC (International Cricket Council) to consider Mayank Agarwal as his replacement."

However, fans and spectators are not pleased with Mayank's name as Shankar's replacement because according to some, Ambati Rayudu should have been called up. 

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Shankar played three matches at the tournament England and Wales, against Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West Indies.

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