I don’t have to change my game, I don’t like to change my aggressive batting: Prithvi Shaw

'I think whichever game for me right now is as important as anything,' said Shaw.

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Young India batter Prithvi Shaw is going through an extremely challenging phase after making a promising start to his career. However, the youngster says that he will rely on his aggressive approach to score runs and reclaim his place in the national team. Notably, the Mumbaikkar last played for India in a T20I game against Sri Lanka in July 2021 in Colombo.

Shaw, who is currently representing West Zone in the 2023 Duleep Trophy, believes he can play his game smartly than how he is playing right now. The 23-year-old also stated that his aggressive batting style is what has made him who he is today, and has no plans to change that. Notably, West Zone reached the Duleep Trophy final and will face South Zone in the summit clash, which will commence from July 12.

“Personally, I feel I don’t have to change my game, but a little smarter than what I am. I can’t bat like Pujara sir bats or Pujara sir can’t bat like me. So, what I am trying to do are those things that have brought me here till, for example, the aggressive batting, I don’t like to change that,” Shaw was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.

Whichever game for me right now is as important as anything: Shaw

Shaw went on to explain that he wanted to play as many games as he could at this point in his career in order to make his return to the senior team.

“I think whichever game for me right now is as important as anything. Even if I’m playing Duleep Trophy or my Mumbai game, I feel it’s very important for me to bring out my best,” Shaw said.

The 23-year-old added that during difficult times, he always tries to learn and work harder. He did admit that the limited-overs format is a little more challenging for him. He further revealed how he distracts bowlers and forces them to bowl the ball that he wants to play.

“It’s not that you can always be perfect but I try to work harder after these kinds of things happen (not getting runs). T20 is a bit more slashing, but a similar mindset. Not the similar way as in T20 with me when I am playing red ball cricket as well.

“What I should try is to play with bowlers, distract them, and force them to give the ball that you want and not the ball that they want to bowl,” the young batter added.

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