Delhi Capitals (DC) opener Prithvi Shaw has come under the scanner for his failures in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
Shaw has registered scores of 12 and 7 in DC’s two matches, and questions have been raised over his technique against the top quality fast bowling.
While a big gap between his bat and pad resulted in Prithvi being cleaned up by Mark Wood in the first match against Lucknow Super Giants, he was dismissed by Mohammad Shami with a barely short delivery in the second game versus Gujarat Titans.
After his second successive failure, Prithvi Shaw was criticized by Indian batting great Virender Sehwag, who bemoaned the lack of development shown by the former.
“He has been dismissed playing those kinds of shots so many times…but he should also learn from his mistakes, right? Look at Shubman Gill, who played U-19 cricket with him and is now playing Test, ODIs and T20Is for India, but Shaw is still struggling in IPL. 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,” Sehwag said while speaking on Cricbuzz.
Besides Sehwag, batting Sunil Gavaskar was also critical of Prithvi Shaw while commentating during the match between DC and GT on Tuesday (April 4).
Pointing out the flaws in Shaw’s technique, Gavaskar said on-air: “Once again that backfoot has done him in, it doesn’t move at all. The backfoot never seemed to move forwards or backwards, nor did it have any of the shift in weight adjustment required to handle that shot.”
Prithvi Shaw will be next seen in action in Delhi Capitals’ clash against Rajasthan Royals at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on April 8.