Prithvi Shaw says he worked hard after being dropped during the Australia Tour

The Indian Premier League is a popular cricket tournament that has one of the highest viewership all over the world. Started in 2008, this cricket tournament is one of the most sought-after leagues in the country. Fans from all over the world look forward to this the whole year to support their teams. Cricketers, both Indian and international, participate in the IPL, which makes for diverse teams and brings all cricket fans together.

IPL fans want to stay on top of every happening in the league and want to know the fresh ipl news for this year. As of now, the auction for IPL teams has been completed and the teams for this year have started taking shape. IPL 2021 will be conducted from 9th April to 30th May, with matches being held in six Indian cities – Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, and Chennai. IPL is a great platform for new players to prove their mettle, betting on cricket and make a mark. 

Batsman for Delhi Capitals, Prithvi Shaw said he worked hard on himself under the guidance of coach Pravin Amre after returning from a “disappointing” Australia tour. His hard work can be seen in his form in the recent tournaments. The 21-year-old played the first Test of the Australia series but his scores of 0 and 4 managed to show him the way out of the team. Shaw says he focused on his technique and came back better. He gathered over 800 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, becoming the first-ever cricketer to do so.

Prithvi Shaw

Shaw has held his form in IPL 2021 as well, as seen in his performance in the opening match for Delhi Capitals against Chennai Super Kings. Shaw scored 72 runs off 38 balls including three sixes and nine fours. Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan’s partnership contributed 138 runs in a chase for 189 which helped the team defeat CSK and win the match by 7 wickets.

After the match, Shaw said

From Australia when I was dropped I was working from there itself, coming back and across early, so I practiced before going to Vijay Hazare with Pravin Amre and worked on that. I had a good plan before going into that tournament, so it is working quite well.

Further, he said 

I don’t want to think about it (being dropped from the Indian side) because it was a disappointing moment for me but I have to move on and if something is wrong with my batting or technique, I have to improve and I am working hard on myself.

Shaw added

I have to innovate a few shots and I enjoy taking up challenges. I was playing the ball close to the body. The wicket was a little sticky. I knew my game plan. It is tremendous to watch Prithvi. He played some effortless shots. So good and so happy for him as he didn’t have a good IPL last time around. I liked the Moeen Ali catch the most.