File photo of Prithvi Shaw.© BCCI/IPL
Prithvi Shaw is certainly not having his best time. The batsman scored 47 runs in 6 matches for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023 before not even being named in the list of replacement players in the side’s win against SunRisers Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Monday. Former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull has criticized out-of-form batsman Shaw. Doull has questioned his fitness, adding that the youngster has paid the price for not adjusting his game.
“You can’t continue on the same path. If things don’t work out, you have to change it and he has to understand where he stands in his game. It’s just not good enough. There was an incident with the run” out situation in Bangalore with (David) Warner. He sat on the back of the sofa all the time when Delhi was playing and did nothing and later when he came out he was lazy running. These little things come into play that sometimes get haunted. He’s had a bad season. I don’t think he’s overly fit. I don’t think he’s really changed his game as such and he paid the price for that,” Doull said on Cricbuzz.
As for the match, Washington Sundar’s all-around effort was in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad made a heavy comeback from a sub-par chase to go to Delhi Capitals by seven runs, their third straight defeat in the IPL.
The offspin all-rounder Sundar (4-0-28-3) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4-0-11-2) exposed Delhi Capitals’ batting weaknesses in the first half to narrow them down to 144/9 after David Warner elected to bat.
But an inexplicable batting approach where SRH never seemed to dominate led to their demise as they were limited to 137/6.
With PTI inputs
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