This young batsman played a strong and stormy innings in the first ODI against Sri Lanka, which spoiled the rhythm of the Sri Lankan bowlers.
Akash Chopra is the former opener of the Indian team ( Pic Credit Aakash Chopra Twitter)
The kind of innings played by young batsman Prithvi Shaw in the first ODI against Sri Lanka won everyone’s heart. Of course, this young right-handed batsman could not touch the 50 mark, but his stormy innings broke the spirits of the Sri Lankan bowlers. Shaw played an innings of 43 runs in just 24 balls and for this he was also adjudged man of the match. After this innings, everyone is praising him. Former India opener Aakash Chopra has even called him a ‘player from another planet’.
Shaw played his last ODI for India before this match in February 2020. He was part of the team in Tests but was dropped after poor form on the Australia tour. After this Shaw scored more than 800 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and then the batting that he did before the postponement of IPL-14 got him a place in the team on the tour of Sri Lanka. Shaw continued his excellent form in the first ODI and hit nine fours.
Shaw did the secret
Akash said on his YouTube channel, “It seemed that the atmosphere would be in Sri Lanka’s favor, but Shaw came and he showed his flair and took the reigns. He is a player from a different planet. I am a big fan of Shaw because you don’t find batsmen like this all over India.”
Akash is hopeful that Shaw will continue his Vijay Hazare Trophy form in the ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka. Two more ODIs and three T20 matches are yet to be played between the two teams.
Seeing Shaw remembered Sehwag
After watching Shaw’s batting, Akash remembered his former teammate Virender Sehwag. He said, “Sehwag, used to be, but this player 43 runs in 24 balls, and looking at this innings it was like no sweat was shed, not much risk was taken, shots were played in the gap. What a wonderful player. 2021 will be in the name of this player, from Vijay Hazare Trophy to IPL.
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