Prithvi Shaw is back to his original best as the 21-year-old has been a massive hit so far in the ongoing season of the VIVO Indian Premier League. The right-handed opener has already gathered a total of 269 runs at an average of 38.43 and a strike rate of 165.03. He scored a scintillating 82 against Kolkata Knight Riders to hand his side an easy win in Match 25 of the IPL 2021.
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IPL 2021: Prithvi Shaw Opens Up About The Advice His Father Gave Him
Prithvi Shaw is ruthless with his bat when he faced the Kolkata bowlers on Thursday. He thrashed KKR’s Shivam Mavi for 6 six fours in an over. Shaw has rejuvenated his career after a poor string of performances in Australia. He was dropped from the Indian side after the first Test at Adelaide.
However, he has found recent success in Indian domestic leagues including the IPL. Shaw revealed the advice his father gave him after the Australian series which helped him in overturning his career.
“After getting back from Australia, I wasn’t happy with myself. My dad just asked me to play my natural game. All these words set a target on me and I worked hard. In cricket the graphs are going to go up and down, a lot of failures are going to come my way,” said Shaw during the post-match presentation.
“When I’m in there, I keep playing and don’t think about the score. Don’t think about myself, just want the team to win. Wasn’t thinking anything to be honest (are you prepared to hit boundaries from the start?). Was just waiting for the loose balls. We’ve played for four-five years now (with Mavi), so I knew where he will bowl to me” Shaw concluded.