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India’s prodigy batsman Prithvi Shaw has quashed the indiscipline rumours on the Australian tour. Shaw had to return back to India when he suffered an ankle injury in the warm-up match against Cricket Australia XI. In fact, he had scored a good knock of 66 runs and he was expected to be India’s first choice opener on the tour Down Under.
Meanwhile, it was reported that Shaw was sent back to India for disciplinary issues. However, the young batsman has cleared that these are rumours and he will let it pass. In fact, Shaw insisted that he was sent back to India as the recovery of ankle injury was taking time. On the other hand, Prithvi Shaw will play for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. The 19-year old had also impressed with his skills in the previous season.
The injury was taking time to heal.
“These are rumours, so I will better let it go,” Prithvi said during an open media session of Delhi Capitals on Saturday.
“No one told me anything about not working hard. I wanted to play but got injured. I thought I could play the third Test (in Melbourne) but then progress of recovery was slow,” said the Mumbai opener, who hit a hundred on his Test debut.
Subsequently, Shaw revealed that his ankle injury took longer time than expected to recuperate. The right-hander said he was expected to get fit for the third Test match at Melbourne but could recover in time.
“If you have had a look at my ankle, you would have known that it was really painful. The ankle wasn’t healing quickly and I had to return.”
Shaw is the future of Indian cricket.
On the other hand, Shaw also praised the National Cricket Academy trainers for helping him in his rehab process. Shaw is now fit as a fiddle and he would like to hit the ground running in the IPL.
“I mean everything was perfect over there (NCA). I did a lot of sessions there. I was working to get fit before Mushtaq Ali T20 as I wanted to get used to the T20 format and then go to the That’s how I had planned my two months of rehab. Trainers and physio were very committed.”
Delhi Capitals will begin their IPL campaign against Mumbai Indians at iconic Wankhede Stadium on 24th March. Thus, Shaw will like to get a good season under his belt. The right-hander had scored 245 runs in nine matches of the previous season.