Prithvi Shaw has been an enigma of Indian cricket who was identified as a prodigal talent at the initial stages of his career and has even been compared by the maestro Sachin Tendulkar as both of them hail from Mumbai and have an exceptional run in Mumbai's prestigious school cricket.
But after an exciting initial burst into international cricket, Shaw just faded away from the international setup and is now struggling with his fitness and disciplinary issues. But he recently grabbed headlines not just for his exemplary batting performance but also for his resolute mindset towards his comeback journey.
Prithvi Shaw found himself sidelined due to a knee injury sustained during his stint with Northamptonshire last year. However, he recently marked his return to competitive cricket, catching everyone's attention with his remarkable performance. For Shaw, the focus is not merely on personal achievements but on contributing to Mumbai's success in the Ranji Trophy.
This domestic tournament holds immense importance for him as he aims to lead his team to victory. In his second game post-injury, Shaw showcased his brilliance with a phenomenal 159-run innings. His impeccable timing and aggressive stroke play, comprising 18 fours and three sixes, left spectators in awe.
Prithvi Shaw opens up after his scintillating comeback
Amidst the buzz surrounding his comeback, Shaw remains grounded, emphasizing the importance of staying in the present moment. He expresses no expectations regarding his future in the Indian team but rather focuses on giving his best for Mumbai. In an interview with Indian Express, post his remarkable knock, Shaw said, "I’m not thinking too far off and want to stay in the present.
There is no expectation, I’m happy that I’m back playing cricket. I have just come back after injury and just want to give my best. My aim is to win the Ranji Trophy for Mumbai and I’m trying to achieve that by contributing as much as I can going ahead.”
He also added, “I wanted to do well but somewhere I wondered whether I would be able to bat in my style or not. Kaise kheloonga (how will I play), when I would make a comeback and whether it will be on a good note or not. These were the thoughts which were going around. But after I stayed for a few hours, things became normal.”
“I wasn’t nervous but the feeling was a bit ajeeb (strange) when I resumed my batting. However, I did a match simulation and was motivating myself that everything would be fine. My body language was fine, ”he concluded.