Prithvi Shaw’s blitzkrieg knock of 72 runs off 38 balls helped the Delhi Capitals gun down Chennai Super Kings’ formidable total of 188 on Saturday at Wankhede. The right-hander’s entertaining dash was ladened with 9 fours and 3 sixes as the CSK bowlers looked for a place to hide.
Wishes and praises galore for Prithvi Shaw from former cricketers, experts, to fans on social media, as they cannot be at the ground to cheer the blistering knock of the opener. One such special message came from actress Prachi Singh, who is his rumoured girlfriend.
“What a start of the ‘SHAW”, she wrote in her Instagram story along with a heart emoji and tagged the Capitals opener.
For the past year, it has been rumoured that the Thane-born batsman is dating the ‘Udaan’ TV show actress. They have been actively commenting and adoring on each other’s posts on Instagram.
I practised before going to Vijay Hazare with Pravin Amre: Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw has credited Pravin Amre, Delhi Capitals’ assistant coach, for reviving his career. The 21-year-old was at a low after he was dropped from India’s Test side post his scores of 0 and 4 against Australia in Adelaide following a dismal end to his IPL 2020 campaign in the UAE – he registered 8 single-digit scores.
However, he came back to form with a record-breaking Vijay Hazare Trophy where he scored 827 runs at an average of 165 and has started the IPL 2020 with a bang.
“Feeling good. Everyone contributed and it was a good start (to the season). The wicket was good to bat on in the second innings and we executed quite well.
“From Australia when I was dropped I was working from there itself, coming back and across early, so I practised 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,” Prithvi Shaw said after Delhi’s victory on Saturday.
“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 added.