Delhi Daredevils (DD) assistant coach Pravin Amre has expressed his regret over missed chances in their recent loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). But he expressed his utmost delight for teenage wonder Prithvi Shaw.
A couple of dropped catches against Hyderabad had somewhat inflicted a pain upon Delhi Daredevils. The result meant that the team will now have to depend on other results to qualify for playoffs this season. Having opted to bat first, Daredevils were off to a flying start courtesy of Shaw.
The Under-19 skipper Shaw had definitely come off age in his maiden IPL season. He is already making a good name for himself and his knock against top class Sunrisers bowling lineup only adds up to his credentials.
The stylish batter Shaw scored an impressive 65 runs from just 36 balls in a game where other batsmen struggled quite badly.
In five games so far, Prithvi Shaw made 205 runs for his side and is one of the primary contenders for emerging player of the season already.
“Prithvi is a special talent. I personally know from Mumbai when he was 14 years old. From school days he was making headline scoring 500 runs in a school match (Harris Shield elite division),” Amre maintained.
“Then he came to first class and scored a ton on his debut for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy. And then the four tons that he scored in first-class last season. It’s different from scoring in a T20 game, it’s how you play in first class that really counts,” Amre said about Prithvi Shaw.
Pravin Amre Rues Dropped Catches:
Amre was quite disappointed with the way his side had fielded in the second innings.
Glenn Maxwell dropped Alex Hales in the second over while batting on nine, as Vijay Shankar dropped Yusuf Pathan on 0 at square leg boundary.
The veteran all-rounder Yusuf then managed few boundaries as it proved to be a difference in the final overs of the game.
“It is because of our fielding we lost the match. The saying goes catches win matches and that happened today. Dropping catches hurt us today as after Hales was dropped in the powerplay they managed to get 61 in the first six overs. After Manish Pandey got out we had them under pressure. We had the opportunity but we fielded poorly,” Amre said.
“Our boys have really worked hard on their fielding. That’s where it hurts the most as the missed catches were not so difficult ones.”
The result meant Delhi Daredevils stay at six points from 10 games. They will now need to depend on other game results to fall in place to qualify for playoffs.
Despite the result, Delhi has once again looked the better side which is a positive outcome from the game.