Prithvi Shaw has been in red hot form in this season of Vijay Hazare trophy. The diminutive right hander from Mumbai has made more than 700 runs this season. Additionally, it includes 4 centuries including a massive double hundred (227*).
Shaw was shunted out of the Indian team after a poor Australian tour. His technique on quick wickets got exposed. Consequently, he was dropped from the team in order to go back and rectify his technique.
Shaw in terrific form
The way he made runs against the opposition teams in the Vijay Hazare trophy confirmed that he is all set to return to international cricket. Hence, with newly found confidence on the back of some sensational form and bucketful of runs, Shaw has again hogged limelight.
Due to his blistering innings in almost every game, Mumbai has reached the finals of the Vijay Hazare trophy. Therefore, In the finals, Mumbai is facing Uttar Pradesh.
UP won the toss and decided to bat first. The openers batted brilliantly and added 122 runs for the first wicket. Madhav Kaushik made a brilliant hundred. He remained unbeaten throughout the innings and finished with 158 in 156 balls. That included 15 fours and 4 sixes. Further, the other opener Samarth Singh made 55.
In the slog overs, Samarth Singh smacked a few to register his 50 as UP crossed the total of 300. Consequently, they finished with 312-4.
Prithvi Shaw gets injured
However, one incident occurred in UP’s innings which looked quite painful and dangerous. Mumbai’s captain Prithvi Shaw got injured on the field so badly that he had to be taken off the field. The incident happened in the 24th over of UP’s innings. Madhav Kaushik smashed a shot via slips where Shaw was stationed.
The fielder could not get the time to take evasive action as the ball hit him flesh on the shin. Immediately he grimaced in pain and went down on the ground.
The physios rushed on to the ground and he was instantly taken off the field with the help of his team mates. It did not appear that Shaw would return to bat which might have proved disastrous for Mumbai.
However, Shaw later came to open the batting as Mumbai were in their pursuit of 313 and gave them an absolutely electrifying start. He smashed the UP bowlers to all parts of the ground as he raced away to 73 off a mere 39 balls. Moreover, It contained 10 fours and 4 sixes.
With an injured shin, the way Shaw batted is a testament to his commitment towards the game and his team. We might see many similiar innings from Shaw in upcoming years.
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