Prithvi Shaw Excited to Work under Coach Rahul Dravid

by May 9, 2018 0 comments

Prithvi ShawPrithvi Shaw is excited and cannot wait himself to reunited with coach Rahul Dravid after getting selected for the India A squad.

Shaw has been named in both ODI tri-series and the Four-day Test in England. Notably, he was the captain of the side which recently won the U-19 World Cup and his coach during that successful campaign was Dravid.

“I have been under Rahul sir for more than two years now. From U-19 level till now and again in the India A squad, it’s going to be great fun again with Rahul sir. I have been really missing him because after the World Cup, I haven’t seen him and I think we are going to have good fun over there and obviously, he is a legend so want to get some more experience there,” he explained.

Shaw also added that how he will try to make the most of this opportunity.

“It will be a great opportunity for me to go there and perform for my team and I would try to grab this opportunity with both hands. I will try my best over there,” he added.

Shaw said his past experience of playing in England will help him get an idea of what will be coming in his way.

“I have played lots of games in England. I have been there for U-19 games before the World Cup so I have a little bit of experience of what kind of conditions I’m going to get there and what type of wickets I’m going to get there so I’m going to prepare for it after the IPL,” he said.

In his maiden IPL campaign, Shaw has enjoyed a great time so far. He has 205 runs from just five matches, including two fifties.

“Thanks to the seniors out there, who have supported me quite a lot, given me those positive things like what you need in IPL because there are lots of experienced players in the squad. It’s been great so far and still looking for the four games that’s going to come towards me and I will try and give my best for the team,” he said.

The Delhi Daredevils opener only had positive things to say about his IPL side’s coach Ricky Ponting.

“Ricky Ponting sir is a guy who comes really hard on you but he will try and make sure to get everything out of you and not to be negative all the time. He is always positive and when he talks, it’s inspiration for all the youngsters,” he said.

Writer: Karthik Raman

Courtesy: The Pioneer

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