Prithvi Shaw had a forgetful tour to Australia where his faulty technique was exposed by the Australian pacers. He came back and scored hefty amount of runs in domestic cricket. In the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy, he scored 827 runs with four centuries to his name. he entered with form in the IPL and he displayed his true potential against KKR. He scored a 41-ball 82 and absolutely decimated the opposition bowlers to win the game for his side.
The Delhi Capitals (DC) opening batsman has emerged as one of the finest performers this season. After blowing away the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with his whirlwind 82, Shaw recalled the conversation he had with his dad as he returned from the unsuccessful tour Down Under.
Prithvi Shaw Reveals Conversation With His Father After Australia Tour
“After getting back from Australia, I wasn’t happy with myself. My dad just asked me to play my natural game. All these words set a target on me and I worked hard. In cricket the graphs are going to go up and down, a lot of failures are going to come my way,” Shaw said in the post-match presentation ceremony after the match on Thursday.
Prithvi Shaw scored six back to back boundaries to Shivam Mavi in the very first over of their chase to kill the confidence of the KKR outfit. It was ultimately a walk in the park for Delhi who won the game by seven wickets in the end.
“Wasn’t thinking anything to be honest (are you prepared to hit boundaries from the start?). Was just waiting for the loose balls. We’ve played for four-five years now (with Mavi), so I knew where he will bowl to me. I was prepared for the short ball. The first four-five balls he bowled were half-volleys so I was prepared for the short ball but unfortunately, he didn’t bowl,” Shaw said after hitting Mavi for 24 runs in the first over.
While Delhi Capitals look good for a top-two finish, KKR must make a quick turnaround in the final seven games to give themselves the best chance of making it to the playoffs. They have seven games remaining with the team already in a must-win situation.