Indian batter Prithvi Shaw made a majestic return to the domestic scene after a lengthy injury layoff. Ever since his stint with County Cricket in 2023 and since he sustained a knee injury, Shaw has been out of action for quite a few months.
However, returning to compete for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy in his second match, the 24-year-old put forth a magnificent performance, scoring 159 runs in 185 deliveries as he propelled Mumbai to a brilliant start to the four-day clash against Chhattisgarh.
When asked about making a potential return to the Indian team, Shaw opined that he is not thinking about it as of right now and is solely focused on going all the way in the Ranji Trophy with Mumbai.
“I’m not thinking too far off and want to stay in the present. There is no expectation, I’m happy that I’m back playing cricket. I have just come back after injury and just want to give my best. My aim is to win the Ranji Trophy for Mumbai and I’m trying to achieve that by contributing as much as I can going ahead,” Prithvi Shaw said in an interview with The Indian Express.
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Furthermore, Shaw also talked about how it felt strange to come out to bat after a lengthy five-month layoff. He also revealed that his nerves had settled after being on the pitch and spending a good amount of time on it.
“I wanted to do well but somewhere I wondered whether I would be able to bat in my style or not. Kaise kheloonga (how will I play), when I would make a comeback and whether it will be on a good note or not. These were the thoughts which were going around. But after I stayed for a few hours, things became normal,” Shaw said.
“I wasn’t nervous but the feeling was a bit ajeeb (strange) when I resumed my batting. However, I did a match simulation and was motivating myself that everything will be fine. My body language was fine,” he added.