Last Update on: August 15th, 2023 at 11:34 am
Prithvi Shaw made headlines in the Royal London ODI Cup, scoring back centuries for Northamptonshire. Shaw who is out of the Indian cricket team right now enjoyed rich success in his recent outings in England.
Shaw has made the most of his opportunities in the Royal London Cup. Representing Northamptonshire he first scored 244 off 153 balls against Somerset and followed it up with an unbeaten 125 off 76 balls, with the help of fifteen fours and seven sixes against Durham on Monday.
Northamptonshire coach John Sadler was full of praise for Prithvi Shaw after his recent exploits in the Royal London Cup. While the youngster was criticized for his off-field behavior, Sadler found him to be humble and respectful on the field.
Prithvi Shaw Is A Superstar: Northamptonshire Coach John Sadler
“Humble is the perfect word to describe Prithvi Shaw. He’s gracious and respectful, he’s loved being a part of the team. We’re loving having him here as well,” Sadler said after Northants defeated Glamorgan by 6 wickets.
“His skill speaks for itself, he’s a superstar. He’s as good as I’ve seen in 25 years of playing this game. He’s up there with the best in terms of ball striking. He genuinely wants to win games of cricket and has been a star in the dressing room,” he further added.
Shaw became the first Indian cricketer to score a double-hundred in List A cricket in England. He was not even aware of the record that he created after the knock. Speaking with the Times of India, Shaw said, “Oh am I? I didn’t know that. But, it feels great and hopefully, I can score more.”
Shaw is currently the top run-getter in the tournament with 304 runs in three games. He is followed by Cheteshwar Pujara who has scored 302 runs in four games. The Indian batter is out of the Indian cricket team since July 2021.