Delhi Capitals opening batsman Prithvi Shaw made his comeback to the Indian side this year on the tour of New Zealand. While Prithvi Shaw’s performances were not up to the mark, the opener has set his sights on the forthcoming leg of IPL in the UAE. The swashbuckling batsman underlined his focus in the UAE ahead of the extravaganza.
The Delhi Capitals’ Indian players gathered in Mumbai ahead of their departure to the UAE. Delhi Capitals was one of the best-performing sides in the previous edition of the cash-rich league.
Shreyas Iyer’s men made it to the playoffs, where they lost to the runners-up Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Prithvi Shaw had an underwhelming season, scoring 353 runs in 16 games at 22.06 with two fifties.
Prithvi Shaw understands that people have plenty of expectations from them while their focus is on gaining a lot from the training sessions in the UAE. Shaw added that their concentration also lies in creating a friendly atmosphere and building a good rapport with the new players, which will favour their ultimate objective.
“We know people have a lot of expectations from us, but our focus will be on making the most of the training sessions we get in the UAE, and re-creating that fantastic team environment which made us so successful last year. We also have the chance to gel with the new players and then set our sights on the IPL season,” the Maharashtra-born opener stated as quoted by ESPN Cricinfo.
The key is to take one step at a time: Prithvi Shaw
The 20-year old said that amid the pandemic, travelling would be a challenge; however, he spent the lockdown refreshing himself mentally and physically while also spending time with family.
“There is no doubt that it will be a challenging trip for everyone involved. But like everyone else, I’ve spent these last few months focusing on my physical and mental health, and taking care of my family,” the 20-year old asserted.
Hence, taking care of his physical and mental health, the right-handed batsman has now a positive frame of mind. The right-handed batsman revealed that positivity would be the key and opt for one step at a time.
“So the time I’ve managed to spend with them has put me in a positive frame of mind. However, this IPL will be a very different experience for all of us, and we need to make sure that we are all very positive when we hit the ground running. The key is to take one step at a time,” he added.