Prithvi Shaw on Rahul Dravid | Rahul Dravid sir did not say anything says Prithvi Shaw on Blazing Innings in India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI
Prithvi Shaw and Rahul Dravid  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- India won the first ODI
- Prithvi Shaw rocked the match
- Opener Shaw named ‘Man of the Match’
Indian opener Prithvi Shaw displayed his skills unmatched in the first ODI against Sri Lanka. He washed the Sri Lankan bowlers with fearlessness. Shaw, who was out of the team after the Adelaide Test against Australia last year, made a spectacular comeback, hitting 43 runs in 24 balls. He hit 9 fours in the innings. He was adjudged ‘Man of the Match’. Seeing Shaw’s stormy innings, he and head coach Rahul Dravid started being mentioned together on social media. Users asked whether Dravid had given any specific advice to Shaw, which raised his bat.
‘I just waited for the loose balls’
However, after the first ODI, Prithvi Shaw denied any instruction by coach Rahul Dravid before coming to bat. He said that no advice was given from the coach’s side. Shaw said, ‘Rahul sir didn’t say anything. I just played with my instincts and waited for the loose balls. Obviously wanted to keep the scoreboard up and running. I tried to do this from the beginning. The pitch was very good. The first innings was also good but I think the wicket got better in the second innings.
‘Maybe the focus is a little lost’
Let us tell you that Shaw continued to bat in a swashbuckling style till the time the ball of Dushmantha Chamira hit the helmet. Actually, while batting on 43 runs, a ball hit so hard in the fifth over that the neck guard of the helmet was broken. After this, Shaw lost his wicket in the next over by playing a wrong shot against Dhananjay de Silva. He caught Avishka Fernando at long on for a six. Regarding his dismissal, Shaw said, “I enjoy batting against the pace. I may have lost my focus a bit after the head injury.
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