Indian cricket team is set to face Australia in the final game of the 4 match Border – Gavaskar series. The series stands at 2-1, after Australia won the third test match at Indore by 9 wickets. India now have to win the final at Ahmedabad to make it to the finals of the World Test Championships. While the Indian team is getting ready, Prithvi Shaw is still biding his time to make it back to the Indian team.
The story so far –
Prithvi Shaw last played a test match for India in late 2020 in the Adelaide test. His last involvement with the Indian team was made in July 2021 during a short T20 and ODI series in Sri Lanka. The 23 year old was recently given a recall to the Indian side for the T20 series against New Zealand.
Shaw reveals his feelings after not getting chance in Playing XI –
Prithvi Shaw scored a career best 379 during a Ranji Trophy game against Assam. Seeing his amazing form with the bat, the Mumbai opener was recalled back to the side in the T20 series against the Kiwis. The Indian team though made Shaw warm the benches in favor of Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill.
Speaking about this to News 24, Shaw said “I felt really nice coming back into the T20I squad, to meet the players and train with them. I enjoyed that bit. Yes I did not get an opportunity but was given the chance of making a comeback, that mattered”
Shaw talks about the Team Management decision –
Ishan Kishan did not have the greatest of series against New Zealand with the bat. This made the fans wonder why, Shaw wasn’t picked for the final T20 and many even took to Twitter to vent their ire. Shaw said “all depended on them, when to play when not to, but I respected that because probably they wanted to give the person before me a bit longer run. But again, I don't regret that. I will keep on looking for opportunities because I have a list of goals I want to achieve with the Indian team,”
Shaw recounts his latest run scoring feat in Ranji cricket –
Mumbai cricket has been seeing some young names rise to the fore. Prithvi Shaw, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sarfaraz Khan have been scoring runs by the truckload. Shaw’s 379 broke a nearly two decade record of 377 by Sanjay Manjrekar in Ranji cricket. Speaking about this Shaw said “I kept on scoring runs. I felt if that was not enough then I have to score more and more...then I scored 379. It was just my day and felt I will not let go of this opportunity. Sometimes it just tends to hit you that why I am not in the Indian team for so long despite all the efforts...but it's never too late.”