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‘40s and 50s is nothing in cricket’ – Prithvi Shaw not happy with his batting in the Ranji Trophy

Young India batter Prithvi Shaw is far from satisfied with his performances in the ongoing edition of the Ranji Trophy. In three games, the right-hander has scored only 107 runs at an average of 26.75 with a top score of 53 against Odisha in Ahmedabad. He also hit 44 runs against Goa at the same venue before getting out.

Shaw hasn’t played Test cricket for nearly 14 months and reckons that 40s and 50s won’t help with finding his way back into the national setup. The 22-year-old, however, said that he’s in decent touch and a big score is in store.

Something special around the corner, feels Shaw

“Not really happy with my performance, should have been much better. You know 40s and 50s is nothing in cricket. But I feel it’s okay. I have been batting well and am feeling that something special is just around the corner,” Shaw was quoted as saying in Sportstar.

Shaw made the headlines after leading India to glory in the U19 World Cup 2018 in New Zealand. The Boys in Blue defeated Jason Sangha’s Australia in the final. Rahul Dravid, the current head coach of the Indian national team, was their coach back then.

Shaw made his Test debut in the same year and scored 134 runs in the first innings of the Rajkot Test against the West Indies. He followed it up with a 70-run knock in the second Test in Hyderabad. But prior to India’s 2018-19 campaign in the Border Gavaskar Trophy, Shaw sustained an injury and was ruled out. Since then, he has been in and out of the team.

Amidst his cricketing endeavours, he also found himself in a certain controversy for consuming prohibited substances. Shaw last played Test cricket in the 2020-21 tour of Australia. In the first Test at the Adelaide Oval, he got scores of 0 and 4 after which he was dropped.

The likes of Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal have been opening the batting for Team India in Test cricket since then. Shaw is also one of the players Delhi Capitals (DC) retained before the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL).

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