Prithvi Shaw is dealing in runs in the shorter formats of the game. After being dropped from India’s Test team during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, he has worked on his game. He was in exceptional touch during the Vijay Hazare Trophy and continued his form in the first leg of the Indian Premier League.
He made an instant impact in the first ODI of the series against Sri Lanka, scoring 43 runs off just 24 balls. Shaw, who opens with Shikhar Dhawan for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League, stated that their bond has become stronger since he started opening with the southpaw.
“Shikhar Dhawan and I open together for Delhi capitals. Although we were good friends before Delhi Capitals, but opening together has made our bond stronger. Off the field, we used to spend a lot of time together, whether it was having dinner together or chilling in his room. We used to talk a lot and our bond was visible on the wicket (during the game). Whether it was off the field or between the overs, we used to talk a lot. I thoroughly enjoy practicing with him,” Shaw said on Star Sports’ show Follow The Blues.
Shaw and Dhawan added 58 runs for the opening wicket in just 5.3 overs. Prithvi Shaw further added that he wants to grab the opportunity of playing for India with both hands. “When I play for India or any other team, I always put the team forward. So, obviously, I want to go there and win the series for India. If you ask me personally, I want to grab this opportunity, because I have got an opportunity after a long time,” Shaw added.