IPL 2019: Michael Vaughan Comes Up With A Big Statement On Prithvi Shaw
Former England batsman Michael Vaughan was all praise for young opening batsman Prithvi Shaw after the latter’s stunning knock against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday. Shaw was in sensational form against the Knight Riders, showing his immense talent once again. The 19-year old, who scored a century on his Test debut, scored 99 in a sizzling batting display against the two-time IPL champions.
Shaw, who made his IPL debut last year, did not have the best of starts to this campaign. But against the Knight Riders, he was in his elements. He raced away to his fifty in 30 deliveries and managed the next 49 in 25 deliveries. The 55-ball knock contained 12 boundaries and three sixes as he put Delhi in the driver’s seat during the chase of 185. But his stunning innings came to a disappointing end as he became the second batsman after Virat Kohli to be dismissed for 99 in IPL history.
Delhi Capitals, however, nearly threw the advantage as they could not score the 6 runs needed in the final over. They could score only 5 before beating their fancied opponents in the Super Over where Kagiso Rabada defended 10.
Shaw’s knock, nonetheless, seems to have made a mighty impression on Michael Vaughan. The Ashes-winning skipper compared the youngster with the legendary Virender Sehwag for his style of play.
“I do want to say that he is the nearest I have seen since Virender Sehwag. It is his style of play. The way his hands go away from his body and he opens up the off side. He has got a little bit of a similar movement to Sehwag. As a bowler, I would like to get the ball to nip back in,” Michael Vaughan told Cricbuzz.
Shaw, meanwhile, could not make the most of his form as he failed to even open his account against Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday. Delhi Capitals lost the game by 14 runs to suffer their second loss of the season.
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