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IPL 2022: Prithvi Shaw Played A Powerful Knock And Fans Can’t Keep Calm

Prithvi Shaw has sent a strong message to the national selectors with his performances in his four IPL 2022 innings so far. After scoring 38 off 24 balls vs Mumbai Indians and 61 off 34 balls against Lucknow Super Giants, Shaw then hammered a strong Kolkata Knight Riders bowling attack for 51 runs off 29 balls (strike rate 175).

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He’s had a thunderous start to his IPL 2022 campaign after being ignored for India’s T20I team despite a superb IPL 2021 season – wherein he averaged 31 while striking at 159.

Shaw is a proper intent machine as he takes on the bowlers right from the first over and doesn’t relent at all – unlike other Indian openers who slow down post the powerplay, in the middle overs, before picking up the rate in the death overs. Not Shaw – who continues striking the ball hard, aiming for boundaries no matter the phase of the game.

KKR speedster Umesh Yadav has been in superb form with the new ball. Shaw took him on – taking Umesh for 10 runs in the first over and for 14 (10 off the bat) in his second. Star Aussie paceman Pat Cummins was then launched by Shaw for his first six as David Warner, too, teed off at the other end. Shaw ended the powerplay with a swept boundary off Sunil Narine with DC’s score 68/0! – the third-highest score in the powerplay this season.

The Shaw-mania continued as the opener then tore into Venkatesh Iyer for a six followed by a four and brought up his half-century off 27 balls. He’d soon, however, lose his wicket, to Varun Chakravarthy, but by then had provided a strong start to DC and laid the platform for Rishabh Pant and others who were to follow.

Fans were happy to see Prithvi Shaw striking the ball as cleanly as he did last season and reckoned the 22-year-old should soon get a proper run in India’s T20I team.

Here are some of the best reactions to the Shaw madness:

Also Read: IPL 2022: Are Mumbai Indians And CSK Out Of The Play-Offs Race?

 

Jatin Khandelwal

Hi, I am Jatin Khandelwal. Cricket writing came accidentally for me with an undergrad engineering degree. With opportunities first as a freelancer and then full-time, and experience with time, I have grown in the role. The Cricket Lounge is a place where I can thrive with the best of my abilities.

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