Legendary Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar highlighted Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw’s recent performance in the Ranji Trophy when Team India, under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, took on Sri Lanka in the 2nd ODI of the three-match series at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. . on Thursday. The Mumbai opener is often touted as the next big thing in world cricket but has failed to cement his place in Team India despite opening his career with a century on his Test debut.
The Delhi Capitals (DC) opener struck top form during the 2023 edition of the Ranji Trophy as he smashed a few records by scoring a triple century in the Elite Group B match against Assam at the Amingaon Cricket Ground in Guwahati. An in-form Shaw smashed several records to score 379 off 383 balls and helped Mumbai post a mammoth first innings total of 687-4 in 138.4 overs.
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Making a special mention of Shaw on commentary duty during the ODI series between India and Sri Lanka, batting legend Gavaskar said, “That’s what he needed, he was scoring brilliantly in the 60-70s. So many people in the 60-70s.” Was scoring 70. If you really want to attract the attention of the selection committee.”
He added, “Get big hundreds, double and triple hundreds. He scored around 400, if he could get 400 plus it would have been great.”
Prithvi Shaw was recently praised by Jay Shah, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), after the Mumbai opener played a stellar innings during the World Cup year.
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Talking about the same, Sunil Gavaskar said, “I think they must have made it difficult for Mumbai to think about the announcement. Because then, he would have been close to the highest score by an Indian (443 not out) in first-class cricket. There must have always been a temptation to have that 443. It’s a very tough call.