IPL 2023
Virender Sehwag Opines Prithvi Shaw Should Learn From Shubman Gill
By CricShots - Apr 5, 2023 4:39 pm
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The young Indian opener, Prithvi Shaw continues to draw criticism owing to a poor start to his IPL season. The Delhi Capitals (DC) opener has managed to score just 19 runs in his first two innings with the franchise losing their first two matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 as well. Shaw was touted as the next big thing in Indian cricket when he made his international debut in 2018.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw Mayhem

While a combination of the slump in form and off-field issues have pushed him down the pecking order, he has been performing well in domestic cricket besides churning out consistent performances for DC in the past few seasons as well.

Legendary Indian cricketer, Virender Sehwag has questioned Shaw’s shot selection and drawn compared to another youngster Shubman Gill who has become an integral part of Team India across formats and has been quite impressive in IPL as well. On Tuesday, Shaw pulled a delivery from Gujarat Titans (GT) pacer Mohammed Shami to hole out at mid-on after having scored just 7.

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During a chat on Cricbuzz, Virender Sehwag said, “He (Shaw) has been dismissed playing these similar shots several times…but shouldn’t he also learn from his mistakes? Look at Shubman Gill. He played U-19 cricket with him (Shaw) and is now playing Test, ODIs and T20Is for India, but Shaw is still struggling in IPL.”

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Virender Sehwag

He further added, “He has to make the most of this IPL platform and score runs. Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 600-odd runs in an IPL season. Shubman Gill also scored big runs. So even Shaw has to be consistent with his IPL scores.”

DC have lost both their games now batting their weak link. Against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), they managed 143/9 while chasing 194. Barring captain David Warner (56 off 48) and Rilee Rossouw (30 off 20), no other DC batter made a notable contribution.

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Against the Gujarat Titans at Arun Jaitley Stadium, they struggled their way to 162/8 in 20 overs. Again, Warner top-scored for them with 37 off 32 while Axar Patel made 36 off 22. Get the latest Cricket News, IPL 2023 Live Score, Orange Cap, and Purple Cap holder details here