Former India batsman, Gundappa Viswanath shared high praises for young batsman Prithvi Shaw, who had a splendid debut series against the Windies. However, Shaw bagged the man of the series award scoring 237 runs at an average of 118.50 including a century in Rajkot. Furthermore, he also scored the winning runs, as India beat Windies by ten wickets to seal the series.
Meanwhile, the selectors named Prithvi Shaw for the last two Tests against England. However, the management decided not to give him the Test cap in England. He made his debut in the opening Test against the Windies in Rajkot and smashed a brilliant hundred. He backed it up with a quickfire 70 in the first innings in Hyderabad. Moreover, Shaw was unbeaten on 33 runs, as the hosts cruised to victory against Windies in the second outing.
However, Prithvi has earned praises from all the cricketing fraternity, and Gundappa Viswanath is recent to join the bandwagon. Speaking about Prithvi Shaw, he admitted that Shaw seemed very promising throughout this short period.
The former batsman also lauded Shaw for continuing his natural game in the international format as well.
“Even though it’s early days for him in Test cricket and the debut hundred came against a depleted West Indies, Shaw has shown that he’s very promising. It’s good to see him playing his shots without curbing his instincts. I have been seeing him for a while.
His approach hasn’t changed much in Test cricket. He played similar strokes in domestic cricket and it shows his ability. And there is an air of authority in his stroke-making as well,” GR Viswanath said to TOI.
He has got the talent – GR Viswanath
Speaking about Prithvi Shaw’s chances in Australia, the veteran stated the youngster has got the temperament to deal with the Aussies. Furthermore, he said Shaw has the talent, and there is no reason he cannot do well in the Down Under.
“No one knows and you have to see him play there to analyse. But I would say, he has got the right temperament. He has got runs in Ranji, Duleep and for India. That means he has got talent. I don’t see any reason why he shouldn’t be played in overseas conditions,” GR Viswanath concluded.