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.
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.
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.