Even after slamming another FC ton, Prithvi Shaw feels bad giving away his start
I don't think I am losing my focus, but I need to do better after getting to a century: Shaw
Published - Nov 2, 2017 6:43 pm | Updated - Nov 2, 2017 6:43 pm
Teams from the sub-continent are renowned for producing teenage prodigies since generations. Be it Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Amir or Mohammad Ashraful, countries have entrusted these prodigies into the national side at an early stage of their careers.
One of the players in domestic cricket who is taking giants strides to book a place into the Indian squad is Mumbai’s Prithvi Shaw, who is slamming tons at will at exceptional strike rates and is in the reckoning for the senior side.
The 17-year-old has already represented the Board President XI side against New Zealand, playing alongside the likes of KL Rahul. Apart from that, Shaw is also one of the mainstays of the Indian U-19 team.
In the fourth round of the Ranji Trophy, Mumbai faced off against Orissa as Shaw slammed his fourth first-class century in five matches as the 41-time Ranji Trophy champions reached 264 for six against Odisha at stumps on Day One of their Group ‘C’ encounter in Bhubaneswar.
However, the teenager thought a big one was in store for himself as he was dismissed on 105.”I would have loved to carry on with my innings, but the ball kept low and I got out. I’m feeling bad that I failed to convert my ton into a bigger score,” claimed Prithvi Shaw according to Mid-Day.
“I am trying to focus, but it was that particular ball. I don’t think I am losing my focus, but I need to do better after getting to a century,” further added Shaw. The Mumbai team was buoyed by the inclusion of Ajinkya Rahane in the side who stitched a vital partnership with Shaw to avoid blemishes for Mumbai.
On partnership with Rahane
“It was a really good learning experience playing with him. He spoke to me between every over and appreciated my game after every ball. He did boost my confidence by saying, ‘back yourself and keep playing’,” concluded Shaw.