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Opening batter Prithvi Shaw has returned to the Delhi Capitals team camp after recovering from typhoid amidst the 2022 season of IPL. The Mumbai-born player last played against the Lucknow Super Giants and has been out since then from the playing eleven. The DC Twitter account confirmed his return and wrote how the youngster is under the observation of their medical team.

The tweet said, “Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw has been discharged from the hospital where he was being treated for a bout of typhoid. Shaw has returned to the team hotel where he is currently recuperating while being monitored by the DC medical team.”

Shaw has been a revelation this season as he has scored 259 runs in nine games with an average of  28.78  and a strike rate of 159.88. The 22-year-old has garnered a lot of praise for his performances this season from various cricketing stars. 

“He has got every bit as much talent as I had,” Ponting

DC coach Ricky Ponting expressed that Shaw could play 100 Test matches for India on the Delhi Capitals podcast. He said, “If I look at Prithvi’s play, he has got every bit as much talent as I had, if not more, and I want to be able to turn him into a player that plays over 100 Test matches for India and represents his country as much as possible."

“If I look back through the teams that I’ve been around when I took over the Mumbai Indians, Rohit was very young, Hardik Pandya hadn’t played, Krunal hadn’t played. A lot of the guys that I have coached there have gone on to play cricket for India, and that’s what I want to do here," he added.

“He is one of the most exciting batsmen in limited-overs,” Pathan

Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan also compared Shaw’s technique to Virender Sehwag. He said, “Shaw’s technique is amazing. He has this high backlift, which is very beautiful and that’s how he generates such great timing. He reminds me of Virender Sehwag. There is always a glimpse of Sehwag when he plays those square cuts, those pulls and those straight drives”.

“He makes even the best of deliveries look bad when he hits those boundaries beside mid-off, going on the backfoot. I think there are a handful of batsmen in today’s time who can play shots like him. He is one of the most exciting batsmen in limited-overs to watch. He is capable of scoring runs at a healthy strike rate even under tense situations. He is a perfect hitter,” he continued.