Prithvi Shaw’s childhood coach explains the DC opener’s IPL 2023 batting troubles. Shaw has only scored 47 runs in six IPL 2023 matches.
Prashant Shetty, Prithvi Shaw’s childhood coach, shed light on the Delhi Capitals (DC) batter’s poor performance in the present Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Notably, Shaw has received a great deal of criticism for his lethargic batting performance for the team.
Not only has the batter’s form suffered, but he also lost his place in the last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The 23-year-old has been in six matches and has a series of low scores to his name: 12, 7, 0, 15, 0, 13. On that point, Shaw’s childhood coach, Prashant Shetty, remarked that the first two matches are’very critical’ in order to maintain momentum.
“Certainly, expectations, both his and mine, were not met in the first few games.” But this has been his game plan and approach for years. It is more dangerous. He is willing to take that risk. “The first two matches are crucial for a player like him,” Shetty said in an interview with News18.
“You gain momentum when you score early.” Shaw, like every other player, requires early momentum. It didn’t happen, and the pressure mounted. He’s batting brilliantly, but it only takes one ball to get him out,” he continued.
His spirits are high: Prashant Shetty
Despite his poor start to the season, Shaw has been sweating it out in the nets and will be eager to make a strong recovery. Shetty also remarked that despite losing his berth in the previous match, the batter is hopeful about his chances.
“His spirits are up.” In the nets, he is batting well. See, he is young, but he is also experienced enough to know that batting well in the nets can click at any time during the match. It’s a different scenario if you don’t bat well in the nets and don’t get the management’s trust. “The management has given him a long run, so they believe in him,” Shetty added.