The young Indian opener, Prithvi Shaw has made a comeback in the Indian team after a long gap of 18 months. Having not played a single match for the Men in Blue since July 2021, Shaw made a comeback in the New Zealand T20I series after racking up rapid runs in domestic cricket.
Talking about his comeback to the Indian squad, Shaw said that it had been a while, and he is glad to be back in the squad. In a video posted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Shaw said that his phone had hanged when the squad was announced for the NZ T20I series.
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In a video shared by the BCCI ahead of the opening T20U of the three-match series against New Zealand, Prithvi Shaw said, “It’s been a while that I have not been a part of this team. I am glad to be back. The team (announcement) came a little bit later, after 10:30 PM I think. I got lots of calls and messages and my phone hanged. I got scared thinking, what in the world has happened? Then I saw that I got selected for the Indian team.”
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The young batter will have to bide his time since skipper, Hardik Pandya has already confirmed that Shubman Gill will be opening for the Indian team.
Elaborating the same, Prithvi Shaw, “It has been a tough journey for me in the last 18 months, but the people who have supported me throughout my career, and they are still beside me even if I am not playing.”
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No other batter has made more noise in domestic cricket than Shaw and his teammate Sarfaraz Khan. While Shaw was called back to the Indian team after his sensational 379 runs against Assam, Sarfaraz Khan still awaits his turn in the Test team.