IPL 2024
Prithvi Shaw comments on being benched for first two Delhi Capitals games in IPL 2024
By SMCS - Apr 1, 2024 4:17 pm
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Talented opener Prithvi Shaw played his first match for Delhi Capitals this season after sitting out of the first two games and smashed a quickfire 43 off 27 balls against Chennai Super Kings during Sunday evening’s Indian Premier League match in Visakhapatnam. He hit two sixes and four fours and helped DC post 93 runs inside 10 overs alongside David Warner.

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Prithvi Shaw

“I don’t really know about this year but obviously during the IPL, they expect me to whack the ball, whack every ball. I don’t take it as pressure or anything. I take it as a challenge and try to do my best. Felt good to play white-ball after so long. It was a good atmosphere,” Shaw said. “After coming out of injury, of course that hunger is there. You want to middle the ball and IPL is that kind of a game, where you middle the ball, you know it’s your day. Usually, it’s about trying and hitting everything but today I was playing smartly because in 4 overs we were 24.”

However, Prithvi Shaw joined Delhi Capitals in 2018 and since then he scored 1737 runs from 72 matches which came at an average of 24.13 with 13 fifties as well. In 2021, Shaw was one of the highest scorers of the season, scoring 479 runs, but injuries and poor form halted his success. While talking about his transition from a kid to one of the senior players in the team, Prithvi Shaw commented on his discussions with the Delhi Capitals staff when he was sitting out against Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals as well.

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Prithvi Shaw played another flamboyant knock

“This is my seventh year with the Delhi Capitals franchise and they have always welcomed me very nicely. They have looked after me like a kid. I’m not a kid anymore; I have become a senior player now since it’s my 7th year. But this year too they knew about my injury. And those five months how difficult it was to come back to the field and get into that zone again. But I was really supported by the owners, support staff, Ricky [Ponting] sir, Sourav [Ganguly] sir, Praveen [Amre] sir. When I didn’t get to play the first two games, they were telling me that you will get an opportunity. We are just trying to do some new stuff and to be honest, I was really happy with it. I just knew that once the opportunity came, I’ll do my best,” Prithvi Shaw concluded.