Prithvi Shaw had started off his international cricketing career in grand manner for India, as the teenage sensation scored a hundred on debut which was followed by a half century, that evenutally landed him the ‘player of the series award,’ against the West Indies not so long ago.
There were glimpses of Sachin and Sehwag in his batting display, and quite a few fans and experts were eager to see him square off against a formidable Australian bowling line up, where the true challenge was waiting.
Shaw started off his campaign in Australia in a trailblazing manner, as the youngster smashed a quick fire 66 of just the 69 deliveries with 11 boundaries to his name in the 4-day warm up game against Cricket Australia XI. But fate was against the newbie opener, as Prithvi Shaw suffered an ankle injury while attempting to take a catch at the deep in the same match, which eventually saw him getting ruled out from the entire series.
Disappointed with the outcome, the Mumbai based cricketer is fighting his way back to recovery as the next phase of intensive action for him will be for the Delhi Capitals in the twelfth edition of the IPL starting March 23.
“I will be fit before the Indian Premier League and I am trying hard to reach full fitness. I am working on my ankle as well as on my upper body,” Shaw was quoted saying.
Though Shaw missed out on an opportunity to a make a name for himself in the nation down under, he was pretty pleased with how India managed to re-write history on Australian soil after becoming the first ever Asian team to win a series there.
“It was an unfortunate incident and you can’t really do anything about that. It was my wish to play in the challenging conditions in Australia. I love the bounce there. But unfortunately, I suffered a leg injury. But that’s okay, I am very happy that India won the Test series,” the young batsman added.
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