India’s young opener Prithvi Shaw is under pressure after his twin failures in the first Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval. The highly-rated batsman failed to score big in both the innings of the match as he faced just six balls. In the first innings, he was out for a two-ball duck before scoring 4 off as many balls in the second innings.
But more than the low scores, Shaw is under pressure for his technique. Fans and experts are pointing fingers at his technique after he was bowled in both the innings while trying to throw his hands at the delivery. Several former players including the likes of Sunil Gavaskar and Shane Warne believe that the youngster won’t be able to do well on the international stage with his technique.
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Latest reports suggest that Shaw might pay a big price for his failures in the Adelaide Test. The youngster is likely to be dropped from the playing eleven for the upcoming second Test at the Melbourne Cricket. Uncapped Shubman Gill is likely to replace Shaw in the playing eleven for the crucial game. Gill was recently seen batting in the nets.
Sachin Tendulkar on Prithvi Shaw’s technique:
With Prithvi Shaw’s debatable technique being the talk of the town, legendary Sachin Tendulkar has also weighed in with his views. The former India batsman feels Shaw’s hands are moving away from the body and he was also late on the ball. He also highlighted the issue with the youngster’s backlift. Tendulkar stated that such faults happen when batsmen have too many things going on in their heads or if they are expecting a short delivery.
“Prithvi is a talented player but at this point of time I feel his hands are moving away from his body. So, whenever the ball comes back sharply off the seam there is a possibility that, considering how he has got out, bowlers would continue to hope that they have some chance there,” Tendulkar told TOI.
“His hands need to be closer to his body. His back lift is going from almost fourth slip to gully before coming down — it’s making a full arc, instead of moving back and forth like a pendulum. If the bat comes a fraction late then the ball will find the gap between the bat and pad.
“I also noticed, he was caught on the move and was a fraction late on the ball. I’d say if he starts preparing a slightly early to play the ball that can also help. Both innings his front foot hadn’t landed when the ball passed him and that can happen to batters when they have too many things going on in their heads or they are expecting a short delivery,” the Master Blaster added.
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