Poor Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 followed by a disappointing tour of Australia had seen Prithvi Shaw fall out of favour with the Indian national team across formats. The young opening batsman, however, arrived in the IPL 2021 with plenty of work under his belt and he has since not looked back.
The Delhi Capitals (DC) opening batsman has emerged as one of the finest performers this season. After blowing away the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with his whirlwind 82, Shaw recalled the conversation he had with his dad as he returned from the unsuccessful tour Down Under.
“After getting back from Australia, I wasn’t happy with myself. My dad just asked me to play my natural game. All these words set a target on me and I worked hard. In cricket the graphs are going to go up and down, a lot of failures are going to come my way,” Shaw said in the post-match presentation ceremony after the match on Thursday.