Prithvi Shaw hit 54 off 38 balls as DC posted 213-2 in 20 overs against PBKS in IPL 2023. On Wednesday, Prithvi Shaw, the talented youngster in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), got back to his scoring ways by slamming a quick-fire half-century against Punjab Kings (PBKS). This was his first fifty in the current IPL.
A dejected Delhi Capitals team, already eliminated from the IPL 2023 playoff race, was hoping to regain some dignity when David Warner and co. squared off against the Punjab Kings at the stadium of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. In DC’s second over against pace ace Kagiso Rabada, Shaw took a nasty blow to his right hand.
Shaw persevered in his desire to avenge the Punjab-based franchise’s strong bowling attack at Dharamsala despite the fatal blow he received during the powerplay. At the conclusion of the first powerplay, Shaw had received 26 balls.
Twitter goes crazy after the DC opener smashes his first 50 of IPL 2023
Few bad matches and y'all thought he's finished ?
Prithvi Shaw is here to rule. pic.twitter.com/k5Si2dPzu6
— Mustafa🧢 (@accio_luck) May 17, 2023
Prithvi Shaw's First Six from every IPL seasonpic.twitter.com/pjvGFuXkjk
— Random Cricket Stats (@randomcricstat) May 17, 2023
…and the award for our highest #IPL2023 opening partnership goes to 👇@davidwarner31 @PrithviShaw pic.twitter.com/404fpQZaf7
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 17, 2023
Prithvi Shaw eventually notched his first 50 of the current season, capitalizing on his strong start. On Twitter, users praised the DC star for his magnificent performance against the Punjab Kings.
A Twitter user remarked on Prithvi Shaw’s outstanding knick against Punjab Kings, writing, “Few bad matches and y’all thought he’s finished? Prithvi Shaw is here to rule”. Be very, very afraid, CSK. Lord Prithvi Shaw is back, said a different user.
Shaw contributed a crucial 54 off 38 balls during the high-scoring game, while Warner scored 46 off 31 balls against Punjab. DC scored 213-2 in 20 overs thanks to half-centuries from Rilee Rossouw (82*) and Shaw (80*). Shaw had only scored 47 runs in 6 games this season before his comeback performance against Shikhar Dhawan’s team at Dharamsala.
”Sometimes you have to work really hard. This was the match, and although I worked hard, the credit will go to you. It is fitting nicely onto the bat. Although the new ball is seaming a little, the wicket is still favourable for batting. Dew is present. Before the game began, there was also dew. Similarity exists”.
”The object is moving smoothly along the ground if you can find the opening. Even though my finger hurts, I know I’ll be fine. Although it’s not particularly simple to bat in a power play because the ball is slightly seaming, I think this is a very good score. It’s difficult to hit shots when you are hitting that distance”, Prithvi Shaw said during the intermission.
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