The last few months have actually been a rollercoaster for Prithvi Shaw. After being dropped from the Indian Test team following his poor performance in Australia, the young opener worked on his game and scored over 800 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy earlier this year. Shaw extended his Purple Patch in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 and played a number of great knocks for the Delhi Capitals. However, his brilliant performance in white ball cricket was not enough to earn him a place in the final against New Zealand for the ICC World Test Championship and the national team for the upcoming Test series against England.
However, the selectors have not made any official statement about Shaw’s omission. times of India Told that the 21-year-old has been asked to lose weight to be considered for national selection. “Earth is still very slow in the field for 21 years old. He needs to shed a few more kilos. He also had concentration issues while fielding in Australia. Shaw has been working hard since his return from Australia. He has an example of Rishabh Pant in front of him. If Pant can turn things around in a few months, the earth can do the same, ” times of India. Prithvi Shaw hit an 18-ball half-century against KKR, the second-fastest combined by the Delhi Capital batsman in the IPL.
Notably, a few months ago, Shaw’s Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant also suffered from poor form and was asked to reduce his weight. The wicket-keeper batsman worked tirelessly to twist things and the result is in front of us. Pant has now emerged as the cornerstone of the national team in all formats. Therefore, Shaw should follow the same path to represent India at the highest level.
“They will have to maintain this form for a few more tournaments. He has often been selected on the basis of a good series, and has then struggled in international cricket; He said it is good to be ignored for a long time.
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