Prithvi Shaw was adjudged the man-of-the-match in Delhi Capitals’ match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Friday. Shaw scored 64 runs off 43 deliveries laced with nine boundaries and one hit over the fence to help Delhi Capitals reach a defendable total. This knock comes after Shaw did get off to a good start in the inaugural match this season.
Shaw admitted that he worked on his silly mistakes to get among runs. He also added that in the beginning a player needs to see how good the wicket is and determine the conditions to make the best use of it. The Mumbai batsman also added that he would like to see the videos of his batting to understand the places he can do better.
“In the start you have to see how the wicket is, playing along the ground is more important. I was striking the ball well last year as well, but I was making silly mistakes.”
“This time I decided to play more ground shots. I would like to see the highlights of my knock and understand how it went and what I could do. The wicket was nice to bat on,” Shaw added.
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.
Prithvi 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.