Video of Shaw’s 24 runs in 1 over : 6 Balls 6 Fours : IPL 2021

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 29 April 2021, 07:30 PM IST

Match Result : Delhi Capitals win by 7 wickets

Player of the Match : Prithvi Shaw

Match Report : We saw the best of Prithvi Shaw at the IPL in this innings. And it was a knock to remember, with those six boundaries in the first over very indicative of what was to come. He just blew KKR away with some really attractive strokeplay, punishing both pace and spin alike. KKR’s tactics were questionable. Hardly a short ball was bowled to Shaw in the powerplay, despite having the pace in their ranks to rattle the batsmen.

Prithvi Shaw vs KKR
62(44) Delhi 2018
99(55) Delhi 2019
14(7) Kolkata 2019
66(41) Sharjah 2020
82(41) Ahmedabad 2021

Prithvi Shaw, Player of the Match: “Wasn’t thinking anything to be honest. Was just waiting for the loose balls. We’ve played for four-five years now (with Mavi), so I knew where he will bowl to me. I was prepared (for the short ball). The first four-five balls he bowled were half-vollies so I was prepared for the short ball but unfortunately he didn’t bowl.

On this wicket especially when the spinner is bowling it wasn’t coming very nicely onto the bat. Was stopping a little. Was waiting for them to bowl at me on off stump or outside so I can free my hands. When I’m in there, I keep playing and don’t think about the score. Don’t think about myself, just want the team to win. No we haven’t spoken yet (with Sehwag) but if I chance I’d like to because he’s the one who likes to score off the first ball.

My dad has supported very well. After getting back from Australia, I wasn’t happy with myself. My dad just asked me to play my natural game. All these words set a target on me and I worked hard. In cricket the graphs are going to go up and down, a lot of failures are going to come my way.”

Rishabh Pant | DC Skipper: “He’s a talented player(about Prithvi Shaw), we all know that. But if you give him confidence he can do wonders. Was only telling him to play the normal game. In this kind of match we can afford to think of run rate. Only thing we talk with youngsters is just enjoy cricket, do your best.

Lalit is an allrounder. Hasn’t got a chance to bat but he’ll learn. Last match we only lost by one run, so as a team we talk about we don’t have to change anything. Definitely enjoying captaincy.”

Eoin Morgan | KKR Skipper: “Very disappointed. We were slow off the blocks with the bat, lost wickets in the middle period and Russell got us to 150-plus. Then got slow off the blocks with the ball. Shaw played brilliantly, nothing much we could do. Also shows how good the surface was.

We weren’t good enough with all departments. He (Cummins) is part of our new ball plans. Mavi bowled four on the trot last game and bowled well. Just didn’t go to plan today. You need to be honest and realistic with everyone in the dressing room. We have to be as honest as we can with each other.”

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