Recently, in an interview, the skipper of Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli was all praises for a cricketer and he has also demanded ‘some space’ for him to grow. In his interview, he said that the cricketer is supremely talented and is a keen learner but we shouldn’t start comparing him with other cricketers.
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Well, the cricketer is none other than the extremely talented, 18-year old Prithvi Shaw, who recently made his Test and international debut on 4th October, and what a powerful debut he made. He went on to become the country’s youngest century-maker in debut test match. He opened the innings for Indian cricket team and went on to score 134 runs in 154 balls. During his brilliant innings he smashed 19 fours.
Demanding the space for him, Virat Kohli said :
“I don’t think he should be rushed into anything yet because you need to give a youngster a space to grow, in his own abilities. This guy is supremely talented and he has got great ability as everyone saw.”
Expressing his happiness with Prithvi Shaw, the skipper was all praises for him, he said :
“We definitely think he (Shaw) has it in him to play at the highest level and he can repeat what he did in the first game. He is a very keen learner, a sharp guy. He understands situations well. We are all very happy for him,”
He also backed Gautam Gambhir and said that we shouldn’t compare him to Virender Sehwag so soon, he urged to let him make him his own space. He said :
“We shouldn’t compare him to anyone yet. We shouldn’t put him in a space where he feels pressure of any kind and he should be left in a space where he enjoys his cricket and slowly grows into a player we all believe in.”
Well, we completely agree with Virat Kohli on this. The young cricketer needs time to grow and for that we would have to stop comparing him with other cricketers.
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