Prithvi Shaw has made it to the Indian team with his impactful performance is and unique batting technique.  Prithvi Shaw is the part of second string Indian Team on the Sri Lankan tour. Prithvi Shaw is also the part of Delhi Capitals franchise in the Indian Premier League.  He was the captain of the under 19 India side who won the World Cup in 2018. At the age of 15 ,the Mumbaikar scored 500 runs in a match. The super-striker scored century on Ranji debut, Duleep Trophy debut and the test match debut.

Prithvi Shaw Batting
Prithvi Shaw of Delhi Capitals plays a shot during match 16 of season 13 of the Indian Premier League (IPL ) between the Delhi Capitals and the Kolkata Knight Riders held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on the 3rd October 2020. Photo by: Rahul Gulati / Sportzpics for BCCI

Despite enormous talent Prithvi Shaw is still in not in India’s first playing XI

But a series of low scores led Prithvi Shaw out of the Indian side after the first test in Australia. When the ball moves in the air and off the Wicket, Prithvi Shaw finds himself in trouble.  The primary reason behind this problem was his bat lift and bat swing. Prithvi shows hand we are going wider and away from him the right side of the body and Prithvi show was forced to drag them back into the line of the ball. This resulted in delaying of the bat coming down at the right time. Prithvi Shaw was not facing trouble in the domestic circuit but was struggling against quality bowlers.

Prithvi Shaw was dropped from the Indian test team after the first test in Australia. When Prithvi Shaw returned India, he worked very hard on his technique. His hard work was seen in the domestic 50 over tournaments, Vijay Hazare Trophy. Now Prithvi shows that it is coming down most straighter than before. Prithvi Shaw is now more fluid.

 Prithvi Shaw
MOUNT MAUNGANUI, NEW ZEALAND – FEBRUARY 11: Prithvi Shaw of India walks off after being run out during game three of the One Day International Series between New Zealand and India at Bay Oval on February 11, 2020 in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

In the IPL, Prithvi Shaw started well but after few games he again lost his form. So the major problem for him is to attain the consistency. Nowadays, no matter how much talented the Cricketer is but in order to get selected in the India’s best playing XI the consistency factor is there.

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“My bat was coming down slightly away from my body. There was an issue with the initial movement. I was in a fixed position. I needed to keep my bat closer to my body, which I wasn’t doing,” Prithvi Shaw said in an interview.

In the initials years , Prithvi had an issue of going leg side of the ball. He was going outside the leg stump while playing the ball. He had been working with coach Ravi Shastri on this problem since the 2018 England tour. In the previous IPL season , Prithvi Shaw was taking the middle stump guard , his back leg on the middle stick and he preferred a more wider, open stance.

Prithvi Shaw and Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting feels that Prithvi Shaw is the best batsman currently in Cricket

“He was trying to hit the ball hard. That’s not his game. He is a punchy player; he doesn’t have to hit the ball hard. Also, his hands had started to go out a bit in the bat-swing. They were going too wide”. Said Julian Wood, a power hitting coach.

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“There is a saying, ‘hard work beats talent’. I told myself all this talent is fine but it’s of no use if I don’t work hard. It was the saddest day of my life (when he was dropped). I went to my room and broke down. I felt like something wrong was happening. I needed answers quickly,” Shaw told the media.

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