Prithvi Shaw’s 43 runs off 24 deliveries in the first ODI versus Sri Lanka on Sunday was a very significant effort, according to former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, who described it as “practically sealing the chase.” Manjrekar cautioned everyone and said.
MANJREKAR CAUTIONED EVERYONE, SAID – DON’T PUT PRESSURE ON THIS YOUNG MAN FOR A CENTURY
Sanjay Manjrekar also remarked that perhaps the youngster should never be pressured to achieve the three-figure mark and that he would be satisfied if Shaw continued to destroy the initial bowlers even though he didn’t go on to make a huge score.
“I hope we don’t, typically like we do in India, put pressure on a young player, saying he has got to get a hundred. That 40  he got today put India in a winning position after that; India wasn’t going to lose even if they tried,” Sanjay Manjrekar told in an Interview.
“I am happy with him getting 40s and 50s at the strike rate, provided there is enough batting after that. And it seemed like he wasn’t looking to play that way, but it was just happening. Ishan Kishan played a little differently, bordering on being frenetic,” he added.
‘Shaw will score huge runs with time and experience’: Manjrekar
Shaw’s chase early in the innings had a big impact on the chase, which was chopped down considerably in a short period of time, according to the commentator. Shaw will score huge runs with time and experience, according to Sanjay Manjrekar, but for now, even his brief appearances are benefiting his team win.
“Eventually, he will start getting the big scores, but I don’t think the pressure should be put on him straight away that he has got to convert his starts into hundreds. Getting a hundred in ODI cricket, if you’re a good player batting at the top, you get hundreds. But winning is important”.
“The impact of Prithvi Shaw’s innings, India chased down the target of 263 with 13.2 overs to spare. That’s a statement,” the former batsman concluded.