Success Don't Happen Overnight: Prithvi Shaw Reacts To India Call-up For Limited Overs Sri Lanka Tour
Prithvi Shaw Image Source : TWITTER
Prithvi Shaw Image Source : TWITTER
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Success Don’t Happen Overnight: Prithvi Shaw Reacts To India Call-up For Limited Overs Sri Lanka Tour

Prithvi Shaw has made a comeback to the Indian set-up for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka in July. The 21-year-old faded away after making a dream start to his international career. A lean patch with the bat was followed by off-the-field controversies, which affected his career.

However, the right-handed youngster found a way to bounce back and did so in style. He was rewarded for his consistent performances with a ticket to Team India’s tour of Sri Lanka where his compatriot Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan will lead for the first time.

Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw of Delhi Capitals during match 2 of the Vivo Indian Premier League. (Photo | ANI)
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw of Delhi Capitals during match 2 of the Vivo Indian Premier League. (Photo | ANI)

Prithvi Shaw Included In 20 Member Squad For Sri Lankan Tour

Prithvi Shaw did not find a place in the Indian squad for the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, scheduled to take place on June 18 in Southampton. It was expected that the right-handed opener would find a slot for the forthcoming India-Sri Lanka limited-overs series and it happened. The youngster made a post on Instagram to respond to news of his call-up.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw (Image Credit: Twitter)

Shaw captioned the post:”Success doesn’t happen overnight!”

After being dropped from the Test side during Team India’s tour of Australia, Prithvi Shaw has worked tirelessly on his technique and has finally been rewarded.  Prithvi Shaw’s turnaround from the low of Australia tour last year has been nothing short of sensational.

After having his technique scrutinized following scores of 0 and 2 during the first India-Australia Test of the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, he went back, worked on his batting, and returned with stellar returns in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he became the first player to amass over 800 runs in a single edition of the tournament.

Prithvi Shaw has earned a call-up into the white-ball squad following his excellent form in IPL 2021 (308 runs) and Vijay Hazare Trophy (827 runs).

Prithvi Shaw Who Became The First Player To Breach The 800 Run Mark In A Single Edition Of The Vijay Hazare Trophy Continued His Form In IPL 2021

Prithvi Shaw got his rhythm back in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, amassing 827 runs, including three centuries and a double hundred to lead Mumbai to the title. In the process, he became the first player to breach the 800-run mark in a single edition of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Prithvi Shaw’s scoring spree continued in the IPL 2021, which is currently suspended due to a rise of COVID-19 cases in India. The Delhi Capitals’ opener had scored 308 runs from 8 innings, at a staggering strike rate of 166.49 in IPL 2021.

He slammed 37 boundaries and 12 maximums and was fourth in the Orange Cap list (highest run-getters in IPL 2021). Prithvi Shaw also hammered KKR’s Shivam Mavi for six fours in an over during an 82-run knock.

The Delhi Capitals batter will face competition from Devdutt Padikkal, who earned his maiden call-up for the opener’s slot. The Men in Blue will play three ODIs followed by the same number of T20Is, starting July 13.

The other two ODIs will take place on 16 and 18 July while the T20Is will take place on 21, 23, and 25 July. The Premadasa Stadium in Colombo will host all six games.