Young batting sensation Prithvi Shaw recently revealed how Indian skipper Virat Kohli performed brilliantly with the bat in the five-match Test series in England.
The 18-year-old earned his maiden India call-up last month for the last two Tests of the five-match series against England and though he could not make his debut, the right-hander had the great opportunity to share the dressing room with likes of Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and other experienced players.
The Mumbai lad made the most of this opportunity, as Shaw approached the captain and asked him about his success mantra that how he scored so many runs against England, as the dashing right-hander was the highest run-getter with record 593 runs in the five Tests at a staggering average of 59.30 with two hundreds and three half-centuries in the five-match Test series.
Shaw further went on to reveal that Kohli told him that he put the team before himself and that’s why he could score the number of runs on the England tour.
He told Indian Express in an interview on September 29, “Batting ke time, England me swing hota hai. So the opposition played with lot of mind. They knew where to bowl and how to bowl to each batsman. I asked Kohli how he managed to score all those runs. He told me that he always puts the team before him. Woh hunger apne aap aa jata hai.”
Noteworthy, Shaw, who is in line to make his Test debut for India in the upcoming two-match series against West Indies starting from October 4 in Rajkot, would be certainly like to use all gained knowledge in his batting in the home series.
(Inputs: Indian Express)