Saba Karim has said that Prithvi Shaw has been the most impressive young Indian batsman in IPL 2021. Prithvi Shaw has smashed 308 runs at an impressive average of 38.5 and an excellent strike rate of 166.48 in eight matches for the table-toppers Delhi Capitals (DC) in IPL 2021 before the tournament got indefinitely postponed because of a spate of COVID-19 cases in the bio-bubble.
Saba Karim Was Impressed Most By Prithvi Shaw As His Impactful Knocks Along With Shikhar Dhawan Put DC On Top
During a discussion on India News, Saba Karim observed that Prithvi Shaw’s contributions, along with that of another DC opener Shikhar Dhawan, helped take the IPL 2020 finalists to the top of the points table this season.
“If we talk about one player, Prithvi Shaw is the young Indian batsman who impressed me the most because we have seen a brilliant turnaround. The impactful knocks Prithvi Shaw has played along with Shikhar Dhawan, because of that only Delhi Capitals are in such a strong situation,” said Saba Karim.
The former India wicketkeeper lauded Prithvi Shaw for the hard yards he has put in to improve his game.
“Prithvi Shaw has contributed in every match, and the biggest thing is that the consistency we have seen in his batting is the result of hard work and his strong temperament, and it shows how much effort the youngster has put in to come back in good form,” added Karim.
Prithvi Shaw worked on his technique under Pravin Amre after a disastrous tour of Australia, where he looked completely out of sorts.
Saba Karim: Prithvi Shaw Has Worked A Lot On His Fitness
Saba Karim pointed out that Prithvi Shaw has also worked on the fitness front apart from fixing his technical deficiencies. Prithvi Shaw smashed six fours in the first over of the innings against KKR.
“One more thing is that he has worked a lot on his fitness. When he was left out of the national team after the Australia tour, he was extremely dejected, but he did not lose hope. He worked with the coach on his temperament and technique,” said Karim.
The recently appointed head of talent search for the Delhi Capitals concluded by saying that Prithvi Shaw’s exploits in the Vijay Hazare Trophy before the IPL held him in good stead.
“The way he batted in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, captained the team and helped his team win, it shows how strong-willed he is as a player. He has always been a talented player, but this comeback will help him in his cricket career, and Indian cricket is also going to gain a lot from that,” concluded Karim.
Prithvi Shaw blasted 827 runs, the most by a player in a Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign, as he led Mumbai to the title. He scored his runs at an extraordinary average of 165.4 and an outstanding strike rate of 138.29. With his sizzling exploits after the lows in the Australian tour, Prithvi Shaw is making a compelling case for a return to the Indian team.
Prithvi Shaw became the first cricketer to score more than 800 runs in a single edition of the Vijay Hazare Trophy – the domestic one-day tournament of India. He made a strong case for himself for a comeback in the Indian side by continuing his rich vein of form in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Prithvi Shaw who played an innings of 73 off just 39 balls in Mumbai’s 313-run chase, finished the tournament with 827 runs in 8 matches. Prithvi Shaw, who lost his place in the Indian Test side after disappointing tours of New Zealand and Australia, got to his fifty off just 30 balls in the final against Uttar Pradesh.