India Call Up Shankar, Gill To Replace Suspended Pair
Zeeshan Mehtab 4 days ago Sun 13th January 2019 | 10:42 AM
Sydney, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 13th Jan, 2019 ) :India Sunday called up all-rounder Vijay Shankar and batsman Shubman Gill for their Australia and New Zealand tours after KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were ordered home in disgrace over comments made about women.
Rahul and Pandya were axed ahead of India's opening one-day international against Australia in Sydney on Saturday, which the tourists lost, pending an investigation into the comments made on a tv celebrity show.
Shubman Gill has been picked for the ODI and Twenty20 series in New Zealand.
" Pandya had bragged about his success with women and made other sexual remarks during an Indian celebrity chat show broadcast last week just as India were celebrating their historic first Test series win in Australia.
Rahul was also on the programme and watched his teammate's antics, which sparked outrage on social media and condemnation from skipper Virat Kohli who made clear the comments did not reflect the culture within the squad.
The next game in the three-match series is a day-night contest in Adelaide on Tuesday.