Sanjay Manjrekar, the renowned commentator, suggested Delhi Capitals (DC) Prithvi Shaw ‘to keep Virender Sehwag as his role model’ after the young opening batsman was out after playing a bad shot against Mumbai Indians.
Prithvi Shaw’s performance has gone from bad to worse in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. He was dropped from the playing XI because of consecutive poor outings before he returned in the last match of DC against MI on Saturday (October 31). However, the saga remained the same for him.
While trying to play the pull shot off Trent Boult’s ball, he could not execute it and was sent back to the hut after scoring just 10 runs. His early loss of wicket added pressure on the middle-order, and as a result, Delhi Capitals could only set up a below-par target of 111 runs. Eventually, losing the match by nine wickets.
Sanjay Manjrekar’s advice to Prithvi Shaw:
Taking to Twitter, Sanjay Manjrekar advised Prithvi Shaw to play only those shots in which he has gained perfection and has the confidence to execute like Virender Sehwag did.
“Dear Prithvi Shaw, try & not attempt impossible shots, simply because they are impossible to pull off. Keep Virender Sehwag as your role model, see how he only stuck to shots he had the ability/confidence to pull off,” Sanjay Manjrekar Tweeted.
Because of his aggressive and attacking style of batting, Prithvi Shaw is said to have a glimpse of former Indian opening batsman, who had also attacking approach from the very first ball. But the youngster has not been consistent with his performances.
He started the IPL 2020 campaign on a good note, scoring a half-century only in his second match. In the first five matches, he amassed 179 runs and looked in decent form. But things went down as the tournament moved on. He has been out for duck two times while has only scored 21 runs in his last five innings.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals are set to play their last league match against Royal Challengers Bangalore to secure a place in the playoffs.