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The youngster Prithvi Shaw, who had a big break in his career, is back in the domestic side. He just made a comeback after serving back-dated eight-month-long ban by the BCCI for falling in the doping case. The swashbuckling batsman has an impressive start in the new Ranji Trophy season for his domestic team Mumbai on Monday (December 9).
Prithvi Shaw returned to game in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20 where he played a crucial part for Mumbai. In the five matches played in that domestic T20 tournament, he scored 240 runs, including three half-centuries. Maintaining his stunning form, Prithvi Shaw also started the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 journey with a half-century. The Mumbai lad scored 66 runs in 62 balls before Baroda pacer Abhimanyusingh Rajput ended his innings. His short but effective innings includes 11 fours and 1 maximum.
Prithvi Shaw already made debut in the Indian team
The fearless batsman is the youngest Indian player to score a Test century in the Test debut. Seeing his domestic performance, selectors chose him above Mayank Agarwal as the back-up Test opener for the 2018 England tour though he didn’t get the chance to showcase his talent. Later in that same year, he finally earned up the place in the Test playing XI against West Indies where he struck maiden Test century.
Unfortunately, Prithvi Shaw failed in a doping case and was handed over an eight-month ban. He has ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups. It had given a break to the player and also costed him to lose the place in the senior team.
Now the player is back in action and is hoping to get a chance again in Indian national cricket team. Earlier, Prithvi Shaw has said that he wants to score as much as run he can and has left all other thoughts for the selectors.
“Now I will focus on scoring as many runs as possible and win games for the team. I will just keep scoring runs. It is all about the selectors and what they think. My job is to score runs and win games for the team,” Shaw had said last month after his comeback.