IPL 2022 | Prithvi Shaw is an invaluable player with the kind of damage he does at the top, believes Sanjay Manjrekar

Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has praised Prithvi Shaw after his knockout win against the Punjab Kings recently saying he is an invaluable player with the ability to wreak havoc from the top. He further added that Shaw is a fearless and selfless player as he always tries to start the scoreboard.

Delhi Capitals recently recorded a dominating 10 wicket win over Punjab Kings in their recent game. DC opted to play first and narrowed the opposition down to 115. The pursuit was a fairly easy task for the team as their openers, Prithvi Shaw and David Warner got the team off to a good start. DC finished the chase in 10.3 overs and won the match by nine wickets. Prithvi Shaw was seen out of form at the start of the season but has now found his touch.

Shaw scored 41 points from 20 balls in the game strewn with seven boundaries and a single six. Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Mnajrekar says Shaw is an invaluable player with the attacking intent he applies in the front row.

“When it comes to IPL cricket he is absolutely valuable. If I was on the bidding table I would go hard for him because he is a guy who doesn’t care to go out,” Manjrekar told ESPNcricinfo.

“He’s fearless, selfless. He’ll hit three straight fours, get to 48, then try to hit the next one for a six to get to 54. They’re invaluable players with the kind of damage they do at the top.”

Shaw is also one of the contenders for a spot on the national team. However, Manjrekar said Shaw needs to work on his fitness as he will face stiff competition.

“But if he’s going to break into the major league, which he’s done in other formats, then all the other factors come into play. Because the selectors will sit down and say ‘We’ve got these four young hitters from first order, what about him? In the field?’ Then the stories about his physical condition and his ethics will come into discussion,” he warned.

Shaw scored 217 points in six games with a massive 170.86 strike rate.

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