Mohammad Kaif praises young sticking prodigy Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw (Photo credit: Twitter)

The former Indian team cricketer praised young batting prodigy Prithvi Shaw ahead of the limited series against Sri Lanka. The Men in Blue play a series of three ODI games against the Islanders followed by as many T20Is.

Shaw returns to the Indian side on the back of the cloak and sword form in the Vijay Hazare Trophy followed by the IPL 2021, which has now been suspended due to fear of COVID. Prior to the series, in a freewheeling conversation with ANI, Mohammad Kaif spoke of his hope for Shaw.

The former Indian batter, who saw Prithvi Shaw up close in the Delhi capitals camp, said the Mumbai batsmen can defend themselves for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

“Prithvi Shaw has shown good form in the IPL, every great player has a test, when you have that form the challenge is to make full use of that form,” said Mohammad Kaif. “Shaw has had a good national and IPL season, if he plays well in Sri Lanka and the remaining IPL games then he can make his case for being included in the T20 World Cup squad.

“There is competition, Prithvi has to play big shots. I have no doubt that Shaw has the ability to play well and if he plays well then he makes sure his team ends up on the right side of the result. Prithvi Shaw is playing hard shots, we have to see how he plays in Sri Lanka, ”he added.

Prithvi Shaw scored over 800 points in the Vijay Hazare Trophy

Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw (Photo credit: IPL)

Prithvi Shaw scored over 800 points with a staggering over 165 average and impressive strike rate to guide Mumbai to the Vijay Hazare Trophy title. He continued his brilliant form in the IPL, where he had 308 points in 8 innings at a hit rate of 166.49, before the event came to a halt.

Prithvi hopes to continue to shine with the bat in the next series against Sri Lanka.

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