Veteran Delhi Capitals batsman Shikhar Dhawan heaped high praise on his fellow opening partner, Prithvi Shaw, stating the Mumbai swashbuckler made the run-chase easy against Kolkata Knight Riders by smashing six fours in the first over of the innings.
Prithvi Shaw was at his imperious best in Delhi Capitals’ previous outing as he took apart the Kolkata Knight Riders with a whirlwind 41-ball 82.
Shaw started off by smashing six fours in the first over bowled by his former India U-19 teammate Shivam Mavi and he and Delhi Capitals never looked back post that onslaught.
Lauding the young diminutive opener, Shikhar Dhawan said that Prithvi Shaw showed a lot of courage during his knock as he backed his instincts and played proper cricketing shots.
Dhawan also added that the kind of start that Prithvi had provided, it made the job easier for him as he didn’t have to force the accelerator.
He also reckoned that Shaw’s 41-ball 82 was better than many centuries because of the manner in which he went about his business.
“It was lovely to see Prithvi strike six boundaries in one over in the last game. We got 25 runs in the first over and the game was over there itself. He made the game easy for me as I didn’t have to take any risks,” said Shikhar Dhawan in an official press release by DC.
“Prithvi was in a good flow, and he backed himself to continue scoring runs in that flow, which I think shows a lot of courage he has as a batsman. His innings of 80-odd is bigger than many centuries because the manner in which he got the runs was of a different class altogether,” he added.