It’s been quite a turnaround for young Prithvi Shaw. While he was dropped from the Indian Test team following a string of low scores and a double failure of 0,4 in the two innings of the pink-ball Test in Adelaide, Shaw has done his homework and responded with a whopping 754 runs at an average of 188.5 in the ongoing Vijay Hazare trophy. With that many runs, he is sure to end the season with the most runs with still one match to go.
After his outstanding run of form, Shaw has now opened up on a personally forgettable Australian tour. Shaw said that although he was happy since the team went to win the series, he had his own personal battles to conquer. Prior to the Test series, his form had also seen a dip in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. His coach at Delhi Capitals then almost perfectly predicted his dismissal on air in the first Test match and to make matters worse, he failed in the second innings too.
Talent is of no use if I don’t work hard: Shaw
In an interview with Indian Express, Shaw talked at length about the emotions he underwent while being with the team in Australia. The Mumbaikar revealed feeling tensed after the first Test match and thought he was worthless. He recalled pushing himself to work harder on his game as he felt that all the talent that he had was of no use if he did not work hard.
The 21-year-old called the day he was dropped from the Test XI as the saddest day in his life. He admitted to shedding a few tears once he got back to his room. He felt that something wrong was happening and he sought answers. Having tweaked his technique a little bit and working hard on a few aspects, Shaw is breaking records for fun this season and it won’t be a surprise if he is back in the reckoning of the Indian national team.