Updated: Nov 22, 2020 7:24:25 PM
Although he helped the Delhi capitals reach their first-ever Indian Premier League (IPL) final, opening Prithvi Shaw was criticized by former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra for often losing his wicket early in the heats.
Directed by Shreyas IyerThe capitals of Delhi have beaten expectations in the UAE this year, but ultimately lost to the five-time champions Mumbai Indians in the summit clash.
Among the few players who have had a disappointing season, Shaw, 21, has grabbed the spotlight for the wrong reasons. Despite starting the campaign with a 50 against Kolkata Knight Riders, he finished the season with just 228 races with a mediocre average of 17.53.
Chopra, in a video on his YouTube channel, criticized Shaw for his “my way or on the highway” attitude.
“Prithvi Shaw started well, he was playing good shots and scoring points, but after that he just went downhill and couldn’t come back which is not a good thing. He is young but is an Indian player and you expect more consistency from him, ”he said.
“It is possible that the strike rate will be less someday, but here it seemed his attitude was ‘my way or the highway’. He will hit and even if he comes out with a hit, that’s okay and he won’t have different equipment even after being dropped from the side.
“So it was something that was a bit of a problem because it was a very crucial year as it would determine who the capitals of Delhi will keep and who they will drop,” he added.
During the playoffs, Shaw was dropped by team management against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians as Delhi opted to promote Marcus Stoinis order instead of him.
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