India registered a clinical win over hosts in 1st ODI by a margin of 7 wickets. The game turned out to be a one-sided affair as India outclassed Sri Lanka with sheer dominance. Visitor batsmen and bowlers were simply at their best throughout the game. Young India performed exceedingly well in every respective department. Meanwhile, Prithvi Shaw was one of the players, who attracted everyone’s attention with his scintillating batting style. He smashed 43 runs off 24 balls and former Indian opener Virender Sehwag came with a hilarious post citing India’s swashbuckling start in the 2nd innings.
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first in the series opener. They managed a respectable total of 262 runs for a loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs. C Karunaratne played a decent knock of 43 runs in the lower order. Also, skipper Dasun Shanaka also played an important knock of 39 runs with his willow. Among Indian bowlers, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Deepak Chahar took two wickets each.
Prithvi Shaw Muscled 43 Runs Off 24 Balls In 1st ODI, Virender Sehwag Reacts
India’s top-order performed exceedingly well and chased down the target with 13.2 overs to spare. Prithvi Shaw smashed 9 boundaries in his 24 balls long innings and smashed 43 runs. He looked well in his top-notch form with the bat. On the other hand, Shikhar Dhawan used his experience and played a mature knock of 86 runs, and Ishan Kishan also smashed 59 runs with his bat that guided Team India to an impressive win in the series opener.
Prithvi Shaw was also awarded Man of The Match for his swashbuckling knock with the bat that helped Team India in getting off to a swashbuckling start in the match. Post-match, Virender Sehwag, the former Indian opener took to his official Instagram handle and shared a post comprising of Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara standing alongside him. He also gave a caption to his post that read,” “Aj humara jalwa raha pehle six overs”
He was impressed with the way Team India openers batted in the first six overs of the game. Prithvi Shaw has certainly brought his career back on track after returning from the horrendous tour of Australia. He was one fire in the first phase of IPL 2021. Now, he is simply explaining that he is born to play for the top flight for upcoming many years.