Ravichandran Ashwin Applauds Prithvi Shaw’s Sensational County Stint
By CricShots - Aug 16, 2023 3:48 pm
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Prithvi Shaw, the emerging Indian opener, has made a striking impression during his debut County stint with Northamptonshire in England’s One-Day Cup tournament. The 23-year-old has showcased his remarkable talent by hitting consecutive centuries, including a remarkable knock of 244 off 153 balls against Somerset at the County Ground. This impressive performance has propelled Shaw to the sixth-highest One-Day score, underlining his exceptional skills.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw 

Shaw’s exceptional performance has earned him a place among record-breakers, sharing an exclusive list with India’s captain Rohit Sharma. Notably, he has also become the second Indian batter, alongside Cheteshwar Pujara, to achieve a score of 150-plus in this prestigious competition. Ravichandran Ashwin, the Indian off-spinner, expressed his joy for Shaw’s achievements on his YouTube channel.

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“I am really happy for someone like Prithvi Shaw,” Ravichandran Ashwin remarked. “He has seen plenty of ups and downs in his short career so far. So, for someone like him, away from home in England, seeing new players will be a breath of fresh air for him.”

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin 

Shaw’s spectacular batting display continued with an unbeaten 125 off just 76 balls against Durham, featuring 15 fours and seven sixes, showcasing his incredible batting prowess.

This phase holds significance in Shaw’s career, especially considering his recent absence from India’s white-ball series against West Indies and Ireland. Ravichandran Ashwin highlighted the transformative impact that county cricket can bring, emphasizing, “Even that can transform your cricket. So, I am extremely delighted for Prithvi Shaw.”

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Ashwin’s insights capture the essence of Shaw’s journey – a valuable experience that not only shapes his cricketing abilities but also enhances his overall perspective. As cricket enthusiasts celebrate Shaw’s accomplishments, the spotlight now shifts to whether he can replicate this form and fitness in Indian domestic cricket and the IPL, which could pave the way for his return to the Indian Team.