Prithvi Shaw made a resounding comeback in the ongoing Vijay Hazare trophy scoring 754 runs from seven games at an average of 188.50. In the process, he has taken Mumbai to the final of the tournament who will face Uttar Pradesh in the summit clash. He has scored the most hundreds in the tournament so far, joint with four tons with Karnataka batsman Devdutt Padikkal. One of his scores includes a double century against Pondicherry. He scored an unbeaten 227 in that game became only the 8th Indian batsman to score a double century in List A cricket.
After his recent success in domestic cricket, he has well and truly made a case for his return to national colors. The weakness of his technique was badly exposed in the first Test against Australia in Adelaide. He scored 4 & 0 in the two innings after which he was dropped from the Indian Test squad for the next three Tests as Shubman Gill replaced him.
He recently revealed the conversation that he had with batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar once he returned from Australia.
“I met Sachin sir (Tendulkar) after I came back, he said don’t make too many changes and to just play as close to the body as I could. I was late on the ball. So during the entire Australia tour, I worked on that part. Maybe it was because I had gone to Australia after playing in Dubai (IPL),” Shaw said.
Prithvi Shaw was dismissed similarly on both occasions in the Adelaide Test. He got out to in-swinging deliveries from Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. Looking back at his dismissals, the youngster admitted he was perplexed by the way he got out in Australia.
My Mind Was Messed Up in Australia: Prithvi Shaw
“My mind was messed up. My bat was coming down from the gully area, but that’s how I have scored runs all my life. The problem was the way I was getting out and I had to fix it immediately. My back lift was the same but my bat was coming down slightly away from my body. There was an issue with the initial movement. I was in a fixed position. I needed to keep my bat closer to my body, which I wasn’t doing,” Prithvi Shaw added.