Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

India’s prodigy young batsman Prithvi Shaw has shared his disappointment after missing out on the Australia tour. Shaw had suffered an ankle injury in the warm-up match against Cricket Australia XI when he was attempting to take the catch at the boundary lines. But Shaw twisted his ankle which ruled him out of the Tour Down Under.

Meanwhile, Shaw also shared his delight after India went on to create history on the Australian soil. India won their maiden Test series in Australia as they won by 2-1. In fact, Shaw had impressed in the warm-up match when he scored a fine half-century.

Prithvi Shaw, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019
Prithvi Shaw. Image Courtesy: Getty

Shaw is the future of Indian cricket.

Consequently, he was going to be India’s first choice opener but the untimely injury ruled him out. Shaw shared his disappointment that he could not face the best fast bowlers in the game after the ankle injury.

Prithvi Shaw said while talking to Cricket Next, “It was a tough time, to be honest, but you can’t do anything about the injury, it can happen any time. But yeah, I was a bit disappointed because it was a good challenge for me, going to Australia for the first time & facing the best fast bowlers & to play against them it would be my pleasure”.

“I was waiting for that tour but this injury happened. Still very happy that I was not there but still we came up with a win against Australia, I was really happy for India but I was a bit disappointed from a personal point of view because I couldn’t play over there. But I can’t say anything about it, it just happened”.

Prithvi Shaw, IPL 2019
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Shaw had an impressive start to his Test career. The 19-year old Mumbai batsman scored a blistering knock of 134 runs in his Test debut against the Windies. Shaw also scored a good knock of 71 runs in the second Test match and he was awarded the Man of the series.

He is yet to make his ODI and T20I debut but it is a matter of time before we will see him in action in the colored jerseys. Shaw has shown the promise to be the future of Indian cricket and he would like to keep impressing.

Shaw has natural talent under his belt and he would like to keep improving. The youngster has taken some giant strides and he would like to continue his good show going.

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