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Exclusive: Prithvi Shaw on working with Sourav Ganguly in IPL 2019, return from injury and more

Prithvi Shaw, who made a comeback in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, played a fantastic knock of 71 runs against Goa in the tournament

cricket Updated: Mar 24, 2019 12:45 IST
Rohan Pathak
Rohan Pathak
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Delhi Capitals’ Prithvi Shaw.
Delhi Capitals’ Prithvi Shaw. (Twitter/DelhiCapitals)

Prithvi Shaw, who has been out of top level cricket since November last year, said in a chat with the Hindustan Times that he is just looking to play his game in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. The opening batsman, who scored a century on his Test debut, missed out on the four-match Test series against Australia due to an ankle injury sustained during a practice match.

“I just want to go there and play my game. I just want to go there and win games for the Delhi Capitals as much as I can,” said Shaw.


The 19-year-old, who made a comeback in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, played a fantastic knock of 71 runs against Goa in the tournament. When asked about the opportunity to work with the team advisor Sourav Ganguly and head coach Ricky Ponting in the Delhi Capitals set-up, Shaw said, “we have got an experienced support staff, who has already played 15-20 years of international cricket. We are really excited to work under them and get a new experience.”

While speaking about his rehabilitation period, the opening batsman said that the trainers at the National Cricket Academy ensured that he was fit to play the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

“My rehabilitation process was very good. The trainers and physios in NCA, Bangalore motivated me a lot. They pushed me and they wanted me to be fit before the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Accordingly, I trained during the process,” Shaw said at an event organised by the Delhi Capitals in New Delhi.

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Prithvi Shaw may get a chance to open the batting with Shikhar Dhawan in this IPL. The youngster hoped to learn from Dhawan’s experience in this season.

“It’s going to be fun opening the batting with Shikhar Dhawan. He’s already got a lot of experience in the IPL and he will definitely share his tips with the youngsters. Let’s see how it goes,” said Shaw.

The Delhi Capitals take on Mumbai Indians in their first IPL 2019 encounter in Mumbai on Sunday.

First Published: Mar 24, 2019 09:44 IST

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