Prithvi Shaw Gave Pujara’s Example While Talking About His Poor Form: Over the last few years, many young players have made their way into the Indian cricket team with a few of them becoming an integral part of the team.
While Ishan Kishan has become almost a regular feature in the Indian cricket team, on the other hand, Shubman Gill has become the first-choice opener for the side across all the formats of the game. In the upcoming series against West Indies, the BCCI has given an opportunity to Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad as well.
Prithvi Shaw Is Struggling With His Form
However, one youngster still remains out of the Indian cricket team – Prithvi Shaw. The young opener made a stellar debut in Test format, scoring a century against West Indies, however, over the last few years, he has been struggling with consistency and has even lost his place in the playing XI because of the same.
Prithvi Shaw endured a nightmarish season in the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League, where he amassed only 106 runs in 8 games. After his poor run in the series, Shaw was dropped from the squad.
He recently returned to action in the Duleep Trophy semi-final against Central Zone but he failed to leave a mark with his performance. He registered scores of 26 and 25 in two innings. Following the game, he talked about his poor form with the media and admitted that he needs to get smarter in his game. He said:
“Personally, I feel I don’t have to change my game, but a little smarter than what I am. I can’t bat like Pujara sir bats or Pujara sir can’t bat like me,” Shaw said, as quoted by PTI.
He added: “So, what I am trying to do are those things that have brought me here till, for example, the aggressive batting, I don’t like to change that.”
Shaw is confident about his Test form
Further, Prithvi Shaw insisted that he remains confident about his Test form but “everything is going opposite” when it comes to white-ball formats. He said:
“Everything has been going nice in red ball cricket from last year itself after I scored 370 (379 vs Assam). With white ball, especially the IPL, I feel everything is going the opposite. You just have 20 overs to think about batting. I speak to Sourav (Ganguly) sir, Ricky (Ponting) sir and Praveen (Amre) sir (in Delhi Capitals).”
He added: “But red ball cricket is where you get tested and shows how capable you are to get into the bigger level,”