Prithvi Shah is on a roar, as he amasses runs in IPL 2022, and his big fan is his dashing opening partner David Warner, at Delhi Capitals, is taking the heat off him and “taking my fast twos out of the equation” with his highly aggressive attitude in the Current IPL.
Shaw, is in a sensational form, scoring 217 runs in six matches at a strike rate of over 170. Shaw has helped take the pressure off the senior Aussie in the powerplay and that has earned him a lot of praise from all quarters.
At the top of the order, David Warner and Shaw have created a lethal combination, giving the club some good starts, including 81 runs in six power play overs against Punjab Kings on Wednesday.
Warner voiced his opinion about Shaw on Star Sports, “I am absolutely loving it (opening innings with Shaw). Look how fast his hands are and his eyes are incredible. He’s taken my quick twos out of the equation because he keeps dealing with boundaries. It’s good that I don’t have to run too much. Well, he sets the tone for us from ball one.
Prithvi Shah is a box office, says Graeme Swann
Former England cricketer Graeme Swann also lauded the right-handed batter from Mumbai for his aggressive batting in the ongoing tournament.
“Prithvi Shaw is a box office. He’s having a simple game plan which is he’s going to try and attack early. He never just looks to scratch around in the first few overs. When he’s on-song, when he’s firing, he’s an incredible man to watch,” he said
Meanwhile, former India pacer Irfan Pathan has praised Prithvi Shaw for his technique and claimed the young batter reminds him of Virender Sehwag.
“Shaw’s technique is amazing. He has this high backlift, which is very beautiful and that’s how he generates such great timing. He reminds me of Virender Sehwag. There is always a glimpse of Sehwag when he plays those square cuts, those pulls and those straight drives. He makes even the best of deliveries look bad when he hits those boundaries beside mid-off, going on the backfoot.
“In this format, it is very rare to see two guys go off, so that’s something we keep at the back of our minds i.e. to keep playing positive and to the best of our abilities.” DC dictated the proceedings against Punjab Kings and won the match by nine wickets.
The Capitals started the match on a strong note and bowled out Punjab for a paltry 115 in 20 overs. In response, the opening pair of Warner and Shaw got Delhi to a brisk start and completed the chase in quick time.