Prithvi Shaw in action for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024© BCCI

Prithvi Shaw looked in great form as he scored 43 for Delhi Capitals in their IPL 2024 match against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday. The DC opener, who was not picked for the first two matches of this year’s competition, played a significant knock as his side registered their first win. It was a big occasion for the youngster who faced a lot of criticism for his form last year. After the match, Prithvi opened up about the expectations that the franchise has from him and how he planned his approach.

“I don’t know about this year but in every IPL, they expect me to whack every ball. I don’t consider it as pressure, I just try to go out there, take it as a challenge and do my best. It felt good to play white-ball cricket after so long. After coming back from an injury, the hunger is there to score runs, middle the balls. IPL is that kind of a game. If you middle the ball, you know it’s your day. Today I was trying to play smartly because we did not get an ideal start, so I was trying to sort it out,” Shaw said in video posted by IPL.

The match between DC and CSK also saw MS Dhoni come out to bat for the first time in IPL 2024 and although his side was not able to clinch the victory, the fans were enthralled to see ‘Thala’ score 37 runs off 16 runs. Prithvi spoke about admiration for the former Indian cricket team skipper and explained how Dhoni shares his immense experience and insightful advice for improvement with the youngsters.

“No words for him. Whenever he comes on the ground, everyone can hear what he has achieved and what kind of happiness he gives to the people who are seating out there. Whenever I get a chance to meet him or talk to him, he always shares his experience on what he has done throughout and what I need to do to improve. I’m very lucky to be able to play in the presence of him,” Shaw added.

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