Mumbai opener Prithvi Shaw smashed a swashbuckling 134 off 61 balls to become the Indian with the highest T20 score.
We could be in for a Prithvi Shaw rebirth now that he’s found his stride. Prithvi has been left out of the Indian squad as former U-19 teammate Shubman Gill has been named opener, but the exploitative nature of Prithvi’s batting style may help his case.
He has accumulated runs for West Zone, India A, and Mumbai. In a recent match against Assam, captain Shaw hammered a 61-ball 134 to win victory.
He recently stated, “I was disappointed. I am scoring runs, doing a lot of hard work, but not getting a chance,” Shaw had told mid-day earlier this month. “But it’s alright. When they [national selectors] feel I am ready, they will play me. Whatever opportunities I get, whether it is for India ‘A’ or other teams, I will make sure I do my best and keep my fitness levels up to the mark.”
Prithvi Shaw’s breaks record of highest Individual score in T20
Assam won the toss and opted to field first. A moment they wish they could undo.
Prithvi faced the first ball as usual and hit 20 off the first over, including five boundaries. He reached 50 in the fifth over of the game in just 19 balls.
He didn’t appear to slow down as renowned hitter Jaiswal played second fiddle to Shaw’s outlaws. He reached his century in just 46 balls, with 10 fours and six sixes. This was his first century as a skipper, and it was one to remember. Prithvi eventually got caught out for a 61-ball 134.
Tushar Deshpande’s 3-fer helped Assam bowled out for 169 in under 20 overs.
Prithvi has pulled up his socks and is working harder than ever to make a comeback to the Indian squad, losing 6-7 kgs in the process. The 22-year-old has been working on his flaws and is far from finished.