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DC’s assistant coach Pravin Amre explains how Prithvi Shaw returned to the right track

May 18, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Delhi Capitals assistant coach Pravin Amre explains how young opening batsman Prithvi Shaw returned to the right track. The coach stated how difficult it was to show Prithvi Shaw the mirror after he was dropped from the team. The 21-year-old had an outstanding outing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Before the tournament was suspended, the youngster has amassed 308 runs from 8 innings at a strike rate of 166.49. Shaw had smashed 37 boundaries and 12 sixes in the tournament. The young opening batsman was placed 4th on the Orange Cap list. 

The DC batsman had suffered a lean patch in the previous IPL season that was held in UAE. Prithvi Shaw was dropped from DC's playing eleven after a string of low scores in UAE. He was also omitted from India's Test squad after scoring 0 and 4 in the first Test in Adelaide. However, after working on his technique, the youngster scored 827 runs in 8 games in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Competition on the national team is immense: Pravin Amre

In the 14th IPL season, the young batsman lit up the chase against KKR with six successive boundaries in the opening over of Shivam Mavi. Shaw notched up the quickest fifty of the season in just 18 balls. He became only the second cricketer in IPL history to hit six consecutive boundaries. India's Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane had earlier slammed 6 boundaries against RCB back in 2012. Prithvi Shaw also became the first cricketer to smash 24 runs in the first over of an IPL match. Naman Ojha (21) and Sunil Narine (21) previously held the record for scoring the most runs in the first over of the game.

Amre further reckoned that Prithvi's six fours in an over against Kolkata Knight Riders had laid the foundation of DC's comprehensive win. The DC assistant coach said smashing four boundaries in a row isn't easy and requires exceptional talent. Despite Shaw's brilliant performance in IPL, he was not included for the test to the UK for the Test matches. However, Pravin Amre, who featured in 11 Tests for India, states that the competition on the national team is immense. Thus, it becomes difficult for a player to make a comeback. Considering Shaw has age on his side, the 52-year-old believes Shaw should not think about other things and focus on simply scoring runs.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth