Prithvi Shaw: A disappointment for every Indian in Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Prithvi Shaw has been in limelight since the Under 19 world cup 2018 due to his top-notch batting skills.

His ability to guide the ball to boundaries with sweet timing made him stand out from the crowd.

Shaw’s performances helped him register his place in the Indian team and with a century in his debut he became the second-youngest batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to score a test hundred.

Prithvi Shaw

With such splendid performances, Shaw was in the focus of selectors as a Test opener for India.

But as it is always said when you get your first success don’t celebrate it rather watch out and keep improving yourself for a better version.

And Prithvi Shaw somehow failed to do it and the results are in front of us.


A batsman who was handed the responsibility to lead the team from the front as a solid opener failed miserably in the entire series of Border Gavaskar Trophy.

His carefree batting and wrong shot selections were the major reason for getting dropped from the series after the first two tests.

Shaw’s batting has always been a blessing to watch but unfortunately, no such impact was seen from this youngster in the entire series.

And this cycle of failures started from IPL 2020 where he was seen being inconsistent in scoring runs for DELHI DAREDEVILS and was further dropped.

Being an international cricketer he needs to realize the responsibility he holds for the team.

Casual shot selection has been a great drawback for Shaw.

prithvi shaw bowled

In test cricket where you are supposed to build innings by being composed and patient, he was seen playing invaluable shots to the Australian pacers in the beginning overs.

Though his style of cricket is attacking, if you are starting an innings for the team it’s always better to take time and get acquainted with the pitch.

Every batsman has different modes and it’s important to switch it on with the correct format.


Along with his mistakes, even the crowd made him degrade by making comparisons with legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.

Comparing a youngster with a legend is nowhere an appreciable task rather it hampers the mindset of a youngster.

The hype which was created having him in the frame has hit him hard.


It’s good to accept appreciation but don’t let it enter your mind or else at some point it would be very tough to get out of it.

Prithvi Shaw being a youngster has much time to polish himself and get into a better version.

And it’s quite obvious to say that he will be one of the greatest batsmen of the following era.



About the author

Chinmay Nanda is a engineering student and also a big cricket enthusiast who follows and covers cricket very closely .Because of the love and passion he has for the game he started to write articles about different aspects of cricket. He is the founder of CRICK ACADEMY and also one of the contributors for the blog.

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