Former Indian Batsmen and renowned coach Pravin Amre have been picked to work closely with struggling Prithvi Shaw in order to help the youngster rectify his errors. Prithvi Shaw has been in really poor form of the late and has found it really difficult to manage with the inswinging delivery.
His technique raised a lot of eyebrows from the experts and has been put in jeopardy. He also had a poor IPL season this year for the Delhi Capitals and was dropped for some of the matches owing to his poor form.
Prithvi Shaw started his international career with a bang scoring a century on debut and broke a lot of records. Spoken highly of in the domestic circuit, the youngster had a good U-19 WorldCup and was indeed visible in the tournament that he was a player for the future.
But his struggles in the last series had taken a toll on his place in the squad and has been left out for the England series. The 21-year-old will be playing the domestic matches to gain back some confidence.
Shaw’s Bonding with Pravin Amre
Pravin Amre shared about the bond he has with Prithvi Shaw from his early days playing for Air India. Pravin Amre was happy with the Delhi Capitals management trying to work with Shaw with a lot of time left ahead of the IPL. Amre understood that Prithvi needs some help to get his batting back on track. He mentioned working with Prithvi Shaw until the domestic tournament starts when Shaw will go into a bio bubble and get him ready before that.
“I am delighted that the Delhi Capitals management has taken this decision to work with their players even during the non-IPL period. Usually, most teams, except Mumbai Indians, only work with their players a month before the IPL,” Amre told Mid-Day.
“I’ve known Prithvi from my Air India days, so the bonding is there. We are trying to understand what he needs at the moment rather than telling him what to do,” Amre added.
“I too believe that Prithvi needs some help. Since there are no red-ball matches now, we’ve started working on his white-ball cricket. Once he goes into the bubble with the Mumbai team either for the Ranji Trophy or Vijay Hazare, we won’t have time to work together,” he added.
Shaw Needs To Work On His Fitness
Pravin Amre also was concerned about Shaw’s fitness and stressed the fact that Prithvi needs to work on his fitness aspects. He told that a lot of videos have been analyzed to bring out the defects in his game and improve on it.
“It’s good to see that he’s also keen to work on his batting. We have been analysing his videos. There won’t be any compulsion on him. It will all depend on his agreement to work on certain aspects of his game. But definitely, we are working on his skill and fitness,” Amre added.
Pravin Amre had played for India in 37 ODIs and 11 tests from 1991 to 1999.