Delhi Capitals’ Prithvi Shaw played a brilliant knock against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2021 match on Saturday (April 10). During the post-match presentation, the young DC opener said that he does not want to think about getting dropped from the Indian side and wants to move on.
Prithvi Shaw was dropped from the Indian Test squad during Border-Gavaskar trophy 2020-21 against Australia last year. Due to his poor form, he was replaced by Shubman Gill in the series. However, Shaw has come back strong in IPL 2021. In the opening match, he played a 72-run knock for Delhi Capitals while chasing.
Working Hard On My Batting Technique, Says Prithvi Shaw
Speaking after the match, Shaw said that he was working on himself since the Australia series last year. “From Australia when I was dropped I was working from there itself, coming back and across early, so I practiced before going to Vijay Hazare with Pravin Amre and worked on that. I had a good plan before going into that tournament, so it is working quite well,” the right-handed batsman said.
Shaw also said that he wants to improve his flaws in batting technique and is working hard on himself. “I don’t want to think about it (being dropped from the Indian side) because it was a disappointing moment for me but I have to move on and if something is wrong with my batting or technique, I have to improve and I am working hard on myself,” he further said.
While playing for Delhi Capitals as an opener against Chennai Super Kings, Prithvi Shaw smashed 72 runs off 38 balls along with 9 boundaries and 3 sixes. He also managed a 138-run partnership for the opening wicket with Shikhar Dhawan. Shaw also had a bit of very good luck in the match as he was also dropped twice. While chasing CSK’s 188, Delhi Capitals won the match by 7 wickets.
Shikhar Dhawan was nominated player of the match for his superb knock of 85 runs. Earlier, Chennai Super Kings scored 188-7 with a fifty from Suresh Raina and a 34-run quickfire knock by Sam Curran.