Prithvi Shaw lavished praise on coach Rahul Dravid and stated that there is a different enjoyment playing under him.
Prithvi Shaw is back in the Indian team and is gearing up to play against Sri Lanka in the upcoming limited-overs series which begins on July 13 in Colombo. Playing under head coach Rahul Dravid has already encapsulated his excitement level and the Mumbai youngster is looking forward to grabbing the opportunity.
Prithvi Shaw: There Is A Different Kind Of Enjoyment Playing Under Rahul Dravid, Who Was Under-19 Coach
The series against Sri Lanka will mark Prithvi Shaw’s return into the Indian dressing room after getting dropped last year, due to failure during the Australia Tests. However, the 21-year-old earned the spot in the limited-overs squad following a terrific domestic season and some mind-blowing knocks in the IPL 2021.
Prithvi Shaw will team up with his Under-19 World Cup coach and is ready to have the ‘out of the world’ experience once again. Before leaving for the tour, the opener had lavished praise on Rahul Dravid and stated that there is a different enjoyment playing under him.
“There is a different kind of enjoyment playing under Rahul sir. He was our India under-19 coach. The way he speaks, the way he shares his coaching experience, is just amazing.
“Whenever he talks about the game, it shows how much experience he brings to the table. He knows everything about cricket. The way he speaks on conditions and how to use them is just out of this world,” Prithvi was quoted as saying.
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 Was Desperate To Get Back Into The Indian Team
Prithvi Shaw further said he was desperate to get back into the team. He is keen to give his best since he is now in the team touring Sri Lanka comprising of youngsters.
“As Rahul sir is there, one will expect discipline in the dressing room. I’m looking ahead to the practice sessions with Rahul sir because I love to speak to him for hours. On this tour, I just have to grab the opportunity. I was desperate to get back into the Indian team. I have always kept the team above me. Be it India, Ranji Trophy team, club, or my school team. I want to give my best,” said Prithivi.
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’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 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.