Prithvi Shaw admits having played a ‘silly shot’ doesn’t want to repeat mistakes

"I was just trying to play my natural game," Shaw said talking about his knock.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Prithvi Shaw is one of those cricketers who drew a lot of attention even before playing at the international level. Thus he is always in the public eye and now that he is a Test opener for the Indian team every knock matters as most people cannot get enough of the youngster. He is a charming batsman who has a captivating shot-making ability. Shaw got to his second half century in as many innings but failed to convert this time.

In his first Test innings, on debut at the age of 18, he hit a hundred against Windies in Rajkot and that was a free-flowing knock. He dictated terms and was scoring at over run-a-ball all the way through. Shaw put up another memorable show in the second Test match and got to a half century in no time. The kind of shots he was playing looked set for another big knock but he fell on 70.


The youngster was disappointed having got out to a silly shot but is pretty content with his 53-ball 70 runs knock. Talking about his dismissal to Sanjay Manjrekar after the end of the day Shaw said, “I was trying to hit it to the left of the fielder, but I didn’t get close to the ball, was trying to play on the up (on his dismissal).”

Not repeating mistakes

“I will not look to repeat this mistake once again. I can’t brood about this dismissal, I will start from zero once again, it was a silly shot which I will try to avoid in the next innings, will not try to do differently in the next innings,” he added.

He took the Windies bowlers by surprise and attacked them from the onset, it is certainly not the regular batting strategy we see in Test cricket. That reminded a lot of people of Virender Sehwag.

Explaining what was going through his head the youngster said, “I was just trying to play my natural game, but unfortunately couldn’t make it big, couldn’t place the drive. I just wanted to play my natural game and play on merit. I don’t want to think too much, don’t want to get confused and get blank in my mind.

“Gabriel and Holder were bowling with good pace, I wasn’t trying to hit too hard, just looking for gaps, the ball wasn’t swinging a lot, I was trying to place the balls in vacant areas,” Shaw mentioned.

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