Prithvi Shaw leaves troubled past behind, seeks redemption
Written by Devendra Pandey
| Mumbai |

Updated: January 23, 2020 7:47:56 am


Prithvi Shaw, Prithvi Shaw batting, India A vs New Zealand A, Ind a vs NZ a, cricket news Prithvi Shaw made 48 towards New Zealand A on Wednesday.

Prithvi Shaw awoke on Wednesday morning in Christchurch to surprising however completely satisfied textual content messages of his choice within the one-day squad for India’s sequence in New Zealand. Until per week in the past, he wasn’t even certain of travelling to New Zealand for the A sequence. He was fretting whether or not the brand new 12 months could be just like the earlier one when accidents and dope bans had derailed his comeback.

Shaw admits that the decision did come as a shock as he was extra targeted on performing after his shoulder damage.

“I wasn’t expecting anything and, frankly, didn’t think that I will be picked in the ODI squad. I got to know about my selection very late in the night, early morning actually. I was just thinking about how this tour will go and wanted to take each game at a time. I am happy with the way I have being batting lately. The hundred (150 off 100 balls in the warm-up game) gave me confidence and now I am looking forward to the ODIs,” Shaw advised The Indian Express.

Before travelling to New Zealand, Shaw recalled the time when he couldn’t transfer his hand after the damage.

“I was at the NCA (National Cricket Academy) for three days and couldn’t move my hand. I felt that the New Zealand tour was gone, that I would miss it. I was focusing on icing, mobility and was doing my exercises and praying to be fit as soon as possible. I cleared the yo-yo test too, it was my fourth yo-yo test in the last four months. 2019 went in recovering, last year went with me away from the game most of the time. When the injury happened everything bad came to mind in a flashback,” he recalled.

Prithvi Shaw ranji trophy, ranji trophy, cricket news, sports news, latest news, indian express Prithvi Shaw hit a 150 off 100 balls in a warm-up recreation in New Zealand. (Express File Photo: Bhupendra Rana)

Shaw had injured his shoulder diving whereas enjoying for Mumbai in a Ranji Trophy recreation towards Karnataka. He rushed to the NCA for additional evaluation. He doesn’t recall the grade of the muscle tear and might solely bear in mind the completely satisfied second when he was advised that he was match and might journey to New Zealand for the A tour. Shaw has now made it to the Indian senior crew after common opener Shikhar Dhawan injured his shoulder in the course of the recreation towards Australia in Bangalore on Sunday.

Around the time the information of Dhawan’s damage broke, Shaw hit a 150 off 100 balls in a warm-up recreation in New Zealand. It satisfied the selectors that he’s prepared for worldwide cricket. A month in the past, former India wicketkeeper and selector Kiran More was on the Reliance floor in Vadodara the place Mumbai took on Baroda of their opening recreation. Shaw scored 66 and 202 and More advised this paper how Shaw’s batting reminds him of Sachin Tendulkar, particularly the fearless model of batting. More had said how the Mumbai batsman is “Bilkul paka hua player” (totally prepared and seasoned) and needs to be picked within the Indian crew straight away.

On Wednesday, Shaw scored a 35-ball 48 in India A’s second win towards their Kiwi counterparts. Having performed in New Zealand twice earlier than has helped Shaw in understanding the situations. The Kiwi bowlers bowled in need of a size to him, pondering it would hassle the short-statured Shaw however he thwarted them comfortably.

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“I have played in New Zealand twice before and am familiar with the conditions. A lot of hard work has gone in the past few months, be it diet or training. The way my domestic season started, I was happy with it. I am in a good batting zone and hope to carry this in ODIs too. I always believe that something good is about to come and I have left my worst moments behind me.”

Brief scores: New Zealand A 230 all out in 48.Three overs (Rachin Ravindra 49, Tom Bruce 47; Mohammed Siraj 3/33) misplaced to India A 231/5 in 29.Three overs (Prithvi Shaw 48) by 5 wickets with 123 balls remaining.

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