The part-time bowler managed to produce the dream delivery for a leg spinner.
Prithvi Shaw’s form with the bat in recent times has been really disappointing. The starting batsman had a sub-campaign in the IPL where he managed to score only 228 runs in 13 games and was also visited Delhi Capitals halfway through the competition. And his form in Australia was not great either.
Shaw opened the inning in both the tour games against Australia A but did not win his mark. While other openers – Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill – scored impressive Fifties in the second tour game, Shaw failed in all four innings. In four innings, he managed to score just 62 runs and 40 of them in one innings.
Unsurprisingly, there are question marks on his place in the playing eleven for the first Test against Australia. Several residencies supported Shubman Gill to open the inning along with Mayank Agarwal in Rohit Sharmaabsence. Well, only time will tell which youngster nods to open the inning in the series opener.
Prithvi Shaw’s impressive leg
While Prithvi Shaw could not impress with the bat in the tour games, he succeeded to it with the ball. While he couldn’t pick any wicket in the three overs he bowled, one of his deliveries certainly impressed everyone. On the final day, Shaw threw a butcher that surprised everyone, including a goalkeeper Wriddhiman Saha.
The part-time bowler managed to produce the dream delivery for a leg spinner when the ball was thrown on the middle and leg stump line before turning away from batsman Jack Wildermuth. The ball dodged Saha as well as captain Ajinkya Rahane at the first slip. Saha was even seen clapping while Rahane was busy chasing the ball.
Later, Shaw visited Instagram to post a video about the delivery on the social networking platform and wrote, “It’s good to surprise sometimes the safest palm in the company @wriddhi bhai @ajinkyarahane dadaa. It will come back to you.”