Prithvi Shaw believes he is ready to play for team India
Shaw is currently with the Mumbai team playing in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018.
Updated - Feb 9, 2018 5:19 pm
Young Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw has made giant strides in the world of cricket at a very young age. The Mumbai teenager recently led India U19 to the title win in the ICC U19 World Cup 2018. Now, he is back on the cricket field in the domestic circuit. Shaw is currently with the Mumbai team playing in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018.
As per the recent quotes in Times of India, Prithvi Shaw remarked that he feels he is fit to play for the senior team now. He noted that he needs to score runs and grab his opportunities as and when they come. Furthermore, he admitted that the comparisons will always be there and he needs to ensure that he does not get carried away by them.
“I think so. I have to keep scoring runs. I have to grab those opportunities to be there in the senior team. Expectations will be there. Obviously people will compare with Sachin sir or somebody else. But I know my game and I better be grounded. I have not even started and it’s a long journey,” quoted Prithvi Shaw.
When asked to comment on his preparations for the IPL 2018, Prithvi Shaw remarked that he is not thinking too much about the future. He wishes to take one assignment at a time. For now, his focus is on the Vijay Hazare Trophy and he is keen on doing well for Mumbai in the tournament.
“I don’t know what they are (IPL franchise) thinking. Personally, I’m not thinking about it now because I’m here to play Vijay Hazare. I will plan how to play in IPL when the tournament nears. I would like to be in present,” conceded Shaw.
Selectors keeping an eye on the colts
Meanwhile, the national team selector, MSK Prasad, has mentioned that the selectors are keeping a close eye on how the young colts are faring up. He noted that they will give the chances to these players in the India A side to see how they escalate to the higher levels of the game.
“We have been following all their matches and they will be considered for the ‘A’ team. We have been backing a particular set of players and have been consistent in our selection policy for both the senior team and the ‘A’ team,” said Prasad.