Former Indian batsman Aakash Chopra explained the aspect of Prithvi Shaw’s batting that he liked the most and also shared his views on not converting the two good starts in the series. Prithvi Shaw certainly has taken the fans into excitement mode by playing some extraordinary shots in the series against Sri Lanka recently.
He received the man-of-the-match award in the first ODI for his quickfire knock of 43 off just 24 balls and looked like an irresistible force. However, he will look back at his dismissals as he had the chance of making a big score and he missed out on half-century again in the third ODI by just one run. He does bring a different flavour to Indian batting and he definitely backs himself to play all the shots in the book.
Aakash Chopra Highlights The Beauty Of Prithvi Shaw’s Batting
Aakash Chopra wasn’t shy to admit that he liked Prithvi Shaw’s aggressive batting and reckoned that the only mode of batting that Shaw knew was to attack the bowlers. He also opined that the beauty of Shaw’s batting has been finding the gaps on the field and revealed that he always wanted to applaud the youngster for his stroke play.
“I like Prithvi Shaw; he is a phenomenal player. He played two good knocks in the first and third ODI. He has been in swashbuckling form, and that’s the only way he knows to bat – going hard at the bowling.
The beauty of Prithvi Shaw’s batting is that when he hits the ball, it mostly races through the gaps in the field. As long as he is at the crease, batting seems like a breeze. You feel like applauding his strokes; Prithvi Shaw is that kind of a player,” Aakash Chopra told on his Youtube Channel.
Aakash Chopra Feels Prithvi Shaw Needs To Play A Long Innings
Aakash Chopra mentioned that the one aspect that will be hurting for Prithvi Shaw will be the conversion of those starts into the long innings. Shaw failed to capitalize on the 1st and 3rd ODI when he was cruising but was dismissed by lack of concentration nearing his half-century.
“But Prithvi Shaw will be upset with one aspect of his game. He got good starts in two of the three matches. In the first match, India were not chasing a big total, and Prithvi Shaw had enough time to play long innings.
“In the third ODI, India batted first, and he again had time on his hands to build a big score. There was no pressure as such both times, yet Prithvi Shaw fell before crossing the half-century mark,” he added.
Meanwhile, Prithvi Shaw has been added to the Indian test team again for the England Test series as a replacement for the injured players.