Former Indian cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra is very active on his social media, where he is often seen giving his opinions on the performances of cricketers. In his latest video, Aakash Chopra has questioned the attitude of Prithvi Shaw after he was dropped by Delhi Capitals because of his disastrous form in the just-concluded edition of the IPL.
Well, the 2020 edition of the IPL turned out to be pretty bad for the young Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw as he gave back-to-back poor performances. He could only score 228 runs in 13 games he played for his team Delhi Capitals.
Aakash Chopra’s observation came while talking about the biggest disappointments for Delhi Capitals in the latest video on his YouTube channel. He named Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant as the biggest disappointments for Delhi based franchise in IPL 2020. Talking about the same, he said:
“The Delhi Capitals had not one but two big disappointments. They are the guys who are paying a huge price for their own success because they will be compared with the success they have enjoyed previously. I am talking about Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant.”
“The Delhi Capitals had made their entire strategy around these two players. That Prithvi Shaw will come at the start and hit a lot. And then Rishabh Pant will come and there will be no end to the fours and sixes at the ground but that did not happen.”
He further stated that though Rishabh Pant was unfortunate to have suffered an injury but he wasn’t at his best and looked confused most of the time. He said:
“Rishabh Pant was injured in the middle and when he came back the bat was not talking. He scored runs in the final but before that the bat was a bit too silent. It felt like he was playing too conservatively and did not have enough clarity about his role.”
Talking about Prithvi Shaw, Aakash Chopra further highlighted that the Delhi Capitals opener made a decent start to IPL 2020 but couldn’t recover the lean patch. He said:
“Prithvi Shaw started well, he was playing good shots and scoring runs but after that, it just went downhill and then just could not come back which is not a good thing. He is young but is an India player and you expect more consistency from him.”