Will speak to Viru sir when I get a chance : Prithvi Shaw
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Prithvi Shaw’s strokeplay and attitude reminds everyone of Virender Sehwag at his prime. In successive games, Shaw hit the first ball of the innings for four. While in the SRH game he hit the first 3 balls for fours, against KKR he went one step ahead and despatched 6 fours in the first over off Shivam Mavi in IPL 2021.
Will speak to Viru sir when I get a chance : Prithvi Shaw. With his attitude at the start of his innings and his style of batting, favouring the offside Shaw is almost a replica of Virender Sehwag.
Looking at Shaw’s approach, veteran cricket broadcaster Harsha Bhogle asked Shaw at the presentation whether he has spoken to Sehwag to which Shaw replied that he didn’t but will definitely speak to him when he gets his opportunity to meet him as he also used to hit the first ball for four.
Shaw also added that having played with Mavi in the same age group for 5 years he was aware which line Mavi might bowl to him. He was also expecting a bouncer but it didn’t come.