Ambati Rayudu, Mayank Agarwal Photograph:( AFP )
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.
See some of the Twitter reactions:
Any1 with basic knowledge can see the reason behind Vijay Shankar's departure and even worse denying Ambati Rayudu a chance .BCCI is no less than BJP https://t.co/Z5mqfs44Di— hemanth (@hemanth04khk) July 1, 2019
Ambati Rayudu was banned by BCCI for playing in ICL which destroyed his career in his prime age, and now because of his one tweet BCCI is settling their ego with him.— Chirag Kothari (@ChiragJKothari) July 1, 2019
Dear @BCCI, please don't have this narrow ego issues.
Only legend MSK Prasad knows why Ambati Rayudu who played all matches at no.4 b4 being hastily dropped and later named as a standby isn't selected but Mayank Aggarwal who was nowhere in the ODI setup is suddenly in the WC squad. This selection committee looks clueless. #teamindia— Satyakam (@satyakam92) July 1, 2019
India has too much talent in cricket that the selectors found Vijay Shankar in place of ambati rayudu.— Rishabh Yadav (@rishabh96y) June 27, 2019
Are you f*ing kidding me
Ambati Rayudu has been ignored yet again for WC Squad. This is the price you have to pay for having sense of humour in this country.— Retired Vasooli Bhai (@Vishj05) July 1, 2019
Shankar played three matches at the tournament England and Wales, against Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West Indies.