Former cricket administrator Makarand Waingankar has made a shocking revelation about young Indian batsman Prithvi Shaw. He talked about how he managed to get a county cricket for the batsman with difficulty.
Prithvi Shaw is set to travel to England for the county season next month. He will join Northamptonshire for the red ball games and then the national Over 50 tournament. The BCCI has been known to advise him to hone his skills and get some playing time.
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Prithvi Shaw has been in the talks for a while now for his off-pitch antics. He was involved in a fight with social media influencer Sapna Gill and the case has been handled by the police. The young batsman had a decent Ranji Trophy, scoring 595 runs in 6 matches, but he had a torrid season in the IPL, where he scored just 106 runs.
Prithvi Shaw then had a decent outing in the recently concluded 2023 Duleep Trophy. He scored 123 in two games and his best moment came in the final. The opening batsman in difficult conditions scored 65 runs in the first innings, but could only manage 7 runs in the second innings of the final against Zona Sur.
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Meanwhile, Makarand Waingankar has revealed that he has found a county contract for Prithvi Shaw after talks with various cricket clubs and hopes to see his on-field performances rather than off-field videos. Taking to his Twitter account, he said:
“With great difficulty, I managed to get a county contract for Prithvi Shaw for Northants after talking to half a dozen counties. I just hope I get to read her performance on the field more than the videos off the field.”
With great difficulty I managed to get a county contract for Prithvi Shaw for Northants after talking to half a dozen counties. I just hope I get to read her performance on the field rather than the videos of her off the field.
—Makarand Waingankar (@wmakarand) July 16, 2023
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IND vs WI: ‘I kept thinking about the first match’, Prithvi Shaw on his poor IPL campaign
Prithvi Shaw had his worst season in the IPL as in 8 games he managed 106 runs at a poor average of just 13.25 and a strike rate of 124.52. His best performance came in DC’s penultimate match against the Punjab Kings, where he scored a half-century.
Prithvi Shaw while talking about his poor IPL campaign admitted that he was still thinking about the first game and three matches had passed in the meantime. Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, he explained:
Those few tickets [at the start of IPL 2023] it was in a jiffy. [While] I kept thinking about the first game, quickly realizing that three games had passed. The learning was once the match is done, just leave it there. You can’t do anything about it, it’s history. You must go ahead.”
Prithvi Shaw last played for India in July 2021 and has not featured in the XI after that. The starting batsman was part of New Zealand’s T20I squad, but he didn’t make the cut in the XI. After that he had a poor IPL and was dropped from the squad for the upcoming West Indies T20I. It is fair to say that he could be in the team’s plans in the future and that is why the board of directors has asked him to work on his technique.
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