Prithvi Shaw Bats Like Baby Sehwag: Graeme Swann

Prithvi Shaw Bats Like Baby Sehwag: Graeme Swann

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Prithvi Shaw [Photo-Twitter]

Prithvi Shaw is an integral part of the young Delhi Capitals side. Shaw has not been consistent in the IPL 2020 but has hit two half-centuries to his name. The Mumbai batsman has a great temperament and a back lift which is often compared to Brian Lara. Former England spinner Graeme Swann was also in full of praises for Shaw and Delhi Capitals.

Swann said that there are a few good things in the Delhi Capitals side which includes captain Shreyas Iyer, who is a great leader. He also added Delhi Capitals is a happy camp as he saw head coach Ricky Ponting smile after their win over Rajstasthan Royals, something he never did while playing against England.

Graeme Swann
Graeme Swann (Credits: Getty)

Prithvi Shaw is a miniature version of Virender Sehwag: Graeme Swann

“There are a couple of things. Shreyas Iyer is a very very good leader. Ricky Ponting, I saw him smile after a game which he never did when he played against England. So, I think they are a happy camp.

“Prithvi Shaw, as well. I love the way he bats, he is like a baby Sehwag, he is like a miniature version of Virender Sehwag, who was one of my favourite Indian players of all time.

“I think all in all, they have got a very strong team and they are playing with a lot of confidence. I think they look like the team to beat at the moment,” Swann said.

Prithvi Shaw [Photo-IPLT20]
Coming from Mumbai, opener Shaw, hogged the limelight early in his career. He was the captain of his school team and the Mumbai U-16 team. Shaw achieved the feat of scoring the most runs in an organised tournament since 1901 by scoring 564 runs in a Harris Shield elite division match.

Shaw left an early mark in his Test career by scoring a century on his debut, making him the second-youngest Indian to achieve the feat only behind his mentor Sachin Tendulkar. It helped him become youngest Indian teenager to score 50+ runs only after Abbas Ali Baig. He is now an integral part of the young Delhi Capitals side.