Prithvi Shaw is in smoky form with the bat in the ongoing Indian Premier League season. He played a swashbuckling knock against Kolkata Knight Riders and broke several cricketing records. But, before IPL, Shaw faced some tough times. He had a horrific tour to Australia and he was dropped from the national side. He worked hard and managed a strong comeback in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021. Now, the youngster has revealed an important piece of advice that his father gave after returning from a horrendous Australia tour.
Prithvi Shaw is having a dream IPL season and he is currently at the third position in terms of leading run-scorer in the ongoing tournament. He has managed 269 runs in 7 games at a strike rate of 165.03. He is undoubtedly playing in the form of his cricketing career.
Prithvi Shaw Reveals What Helped Him To Overcome His Failure
Shaw was unstoppable against KKR as he smoked six consecutive boundaries with the bat. The right-handed batsman single-handedly took the game away from the two-time IPL winner on the back of his glittery show.
In the post-match presentation, Prithvi Shaw said that he was very upset after returning from Australia. But, his dad’s motivational words filled forced him to overcome his failures. The 21-year-old added that when he steps in the field to bat, he doesn’t think about the score. Shaw mentioned that he has been playing with Shivam Mavi for the past four years and he was aware of which length the pacer is going to bowl.
“After getting back from Australia, I wasn’t happy with myself. My dad just asked me to play my natural game. All these words set a target on me and I worked hard. In cricket the graphs are going to go up and down, a lot of failures are going to come my way,” said Shaw during the post-match presentation.
“When I’m in there, I keep playing and don’t think about the score. Don’t think about myself, just want the team to win. Wasn’t thinking anything to be honest (are you prepared to hit boundaries from the start?). Was just waiting for the loose balls. We’ve played for four-five years now (with Mavi), so I knew where he will bowl to me.