Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra said that Prithvi Shaw might be headed to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) after his stint with Northamptonshire in county cricket was cut short due to a knee injury recently. Shaw is the leading run-getter in the ongoing One-Day Cup, having scored 429 runs at an amazing average of 143.00 and an equally great strike rate of 152.67. However, he has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament after a knee injury while fielding as well.
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra stated that Prithvi Shaw’s encouraging stint got stopped and that he might be joining the plethora of players who are going at the NCA.
He explained: “It seemed like Prithvi Shaw had turned a corner. He had gone to play county cricket and was trying to do well there. He got out hit-wicket in an odd fashion at the start, so there was a lot of criticism, people keep talking nonsense, but after that, he hit a lot. He batted extremely well but now he has got a knee injury. When everything was going fine, he was scoring runs, he injured his knee and now he will be heading home. His tour is over and another seat will get booked in the NCA, that’s what it seems.”
He continued: “When he was playing, he was hitting a lot. He played four matches in total, in which he scored 429 runs at an average of 143. He struck two centuries of which one was a double century. He had a strike rate of 152, with a highest of 244. I watched an innings where he was hitting boundaries with ease.”
The veteran further added that the youngster has had a hugely fluctuating career so far. However, Shaw scored a 134-run knock on his Test debut for India against the West Indies. But he has since not only lost his place in the Indian setup but also got to play only eight matches for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023 as well.
He concluded: “He is still young and has seen the highest of highs and lowest of lows at such a young age. He has opened for the Indian team, scored a century on debut as well, and after that, he has also been made to sit out in franchise cricket. He has seen everything. We had great expectations from Prithvi Shaw. It is difficult to fight luck at times.”