Prithvi Shaw hit six fours within the first over of Delhi Capitals’ (DC) run chase in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) within the ongoing IPL 2021 in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
Shaw despatched all of the six authorized deliveries from opening bowler Shivam Mavi to the boundary and went on to attain 82 off simply 41 deliveries to assist DC beat KKR by seven wickets.
With the milestone, he turned solely the second participant in IPL after teammate Ajinkya Rahane to attain the feat.
When Prithvi Shaw met Shivam Mavi after the match. 😅pic.twitter.com/qG5vkwy2JL
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The onslaught started when Shaw hit an aerial straight drive down the bottom off Shivam Mavi. He adopted it up by hitting a pitched-up supply over the bowler’s head for 4 within the subsequent ball.
The proper-hander then whipped the following ball over midwicket earlier than pumping a drive by way of off-side off the third ball. He then steered one by way of the covers off a low full toss outdoors off. For the fifth ball, Shaw hit by way of backward level earlier than ending the over with a flourishing drive by way of extra-cover.
“I wasn’t pondering something to be trustworthy. I used to be simply ready for the free balls. I knew the place Shivam will bowl, we’ve performed (in age-group) collectively for four-five years,” Shaw mentioned on the post-match presentation.
“The primary four-five balls he bowled had been half-volleys, so I used to be ready for the brief ball however he didn’t bowl.”
Prithvi Shaw’s final ten innings throughout all competitions:
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Requested concerning the ups and downs he has confronted not too long ago. Shaw mentioned, “My dad has supported very nicely. After returning from Australia, I wasn’t proud of myself. My dad simply requested me to play my pure sport.
“All these phrases set a goal on me and I labored exhausting. In cricket the graphs are going to go up and down, quite a lot of failures are going to come back my method.”
Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant mentioned Shaw is a proficient participant and he can do wonders if he’s assured about himself.
“I used to be solely telling him to play the conventional sport. In this sort of match we are able to afford to think about run fee. Solely factor we speak with kids is to simply take pleasure in cricket, do your finest,” Pant mentioned.