Often compared with Sachin Tendulkar, young Indian opener Prithvi Shaw has seen many ups and downs in his short career. Having got off to a blazing start to his Test career, the expectations from Shaw were skyrocketing. However, marred by injuries, Shaw’s juggernaut hit a road bump. Further, he missed a chunk of matches due to the ban which he received upon failing a dope test.
The opener found his way back into the team but failures on the tours to New Zealand and Australia exposed his vulnerabilities in the bowling friendly conditions which led to his ouster from the team. Shaw worked on his flaws and returned with a much-improved technique in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and scored over 800 runs, shattering several records in the process.
He followed it up with another scintillating show in the IPL 2021. The youngster, however, was overlooked for the India tour of England but instead boarded the flight to Sri Lanka for a limited-overs series. With the T20 World Cup not far away, Prithvi Shaw is eyeing the Sri Lanka series to get into the reckoning of the selectors. The youngster is keen to grab the opportunity with both hands.
“If you ask me personally, obviously, I need to grab this opportunity as well because I have got this opportunity after a long time. So that is what is there in my mind,” Prithvi Shaw said on the Star Sports show “Follow the Blues”.
“When I play for India or any team, I always put the team forward. So obviously, I want to win this series for India,” he added.
Prithvi Shaw opens up on his equation with Shikhar Dhawan
Shaw further opened up on his relationship with the Indian skipper on Sri Lanka tour, Shikhar Dhawan.
“I and Shikhi bhai are opening for the Delhi Capitals, we were good friends before that as well, but after that our bonding has become better because off the field also we spent quite a lot of time with each other, whether it was dinner or chilling in his room,” Shaw said.
“We used to talk a lot and because of that, that bond was seen on the wicket as well. We used to speak a lot about cricket there as well, off the field or
The Sri Lanka-India series was scheduled to get underway on July 13 but a couple of COVID-19 cases in the Sri Lanka camp pushed back the series. The schedule was tweaked a bit with ODIs starting from July 18, followed by matches on July 20 and 23. The T20Is will follow on July 25, 27, and 29.