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I was worried about my technique after getting dropped in Australia: Prithvi Shaw

April 19, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

India’s opening batsman Prithvi Shaw disclosed that he started worrying about his technique after being dropped in Australia. After that, the youngster made a few technical changes in his game and roared back to form in domestic cricket. The 21-year-old had suffered a lean patch in the last IPL season. 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. After working on his technique, the youngster scored 827 runs in 8 games in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

The young batsman has started off his Indian Premier League 2021 season on a very positive note. In Delhi Capitals' first match against Chennai Super Kings, Shaw scored 72 off 38 balls. He also formed a crucial 138-run partnership with Shikhar Dhawan at the top. The opening duo helped Delhi chase down 189 with ease. In the second match. Shaw only managed to score two runs but bounced back with a critical 17-ball 32 against Punjab Kings on Sunday. He once again laid a robust platform for his side to register their second win of the season.

Delhi Capitals defeated Punjab Kings by six wickets

Prithvi Shaw came into the Indian Premier League on the back of a record-breaking 2021 Vijay Hazare Trophy season. The 21-year-old became the first cricketer to score more than 800 runs in a single edition. His outstanding achievement included four centuries. Prithvi Shaw also smashed a double hundred and also led Mumbai to the title. 

Taking about DC vs PBKS, the Rishabh Pant-led team went on to win the contest by six wickets. Star batsman Shikhar Dhawan struck a swashbuckling 92 as Delhi Capitals quickly chased the target at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. Dhawan looked in great form during his 49-ball knock that consisted of 13 fours and two sixes. The opening batsman was ably supported by Prithvi Shaw (32 off 15) and then captain Rishabh Pant (15). Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis also scored 27 runs and helped chased down 196 in 18.2 overs. 

Earlier, PBKS rode on Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul's 122-run opening stand to post 195 for 4 in 20 overs. Opening batsman Mayank Agarwal top-scored with 69 runs, whereas KL Rahul made 61. The total seemed to be a winning score on a sound batting track, but Shikhar Dhawan's knock just turned the game in DC's favor.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth