Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav have completed mandatory isolation period and joined the Indian team at Lord's. Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav indicates that two players will be available for selection in the third Test. Shaw and Yadav both flew from Colombo to England and arrived in the UK on August 3 and were gone throgh compulsory isolation.
Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar and Avesh Khan have been called up as replacements after missing the Test series due to injuries. Earlier, the duo were scheduled to travel to England after the India-Sri Lanka series ended. However, when they were identified as close associates of Krunal Pandya, who tested positive for covid-19 in the series, there was a slight delay in the journey.
The official Instagram account of the Indian cricket team has now posted a picture of the two of them from Lords. Shaw and Yadav appear in Indian practice jerseys and they all look happy when they pose for a photo. "See who joined us at Lords Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav, completed his quarantine period and joined #Teamindia #ENGvIND", read the post caption.
Shaw and Surya enjoy the quarantine
The two players found some ways to counter their quarantine duration. In an Instagram post, Shaw and Yadav were seen copying a scene from the Andaz Apna Apna movie. He shared a funny and entertaining video on his Instagram account. Yadav captioned the post, "Sir aap purush hi nahi, maha purush hain."
This video was liked by his fans and followers as the comment section was filled with replies. Yuzvendra Chahal and Rashid Khan also came up with funny emojis in the post. Ahead of the third Test, some discussions are underway in the air regarding some changes in the Indian batting order.
Team middle order Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have not been able to continue their innings for some time now. With the options aside, everyone should see if the Indian team decides to make any changes for the next Test.