IPL 2021 Watch: Delhi Capitals Opener Prithvi Shaw Talks About Injuries & Struggles

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Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw

Delhi Capitals started the UAE leg on a winning note against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their first game. Opener Prithvi Shaw scored only 11 off 8 balls in his comeback game for his franchise. Shikhar Dhawan anchored the innings as Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant finished the chase inside 18 overs.

Delhi Capitals are currently topping the points table and Prithvi Shaw has also played a part in the process. Ahead of Delhi’s next game against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday, Shaw opened up on his struggles with injuries and form after making his debut with the Indian team in 2018.

He scored a century on his Test debut but then injured his ankle which ruled him out of the Australia tour in 2018. In a video uploaded by the Capitals Instagram handle, he spoke about recovering from the injury and making a comeback to the Indian team.

Ankle Injury Ruled Prithvi Shaw Out Of Australia Tour in 2018

Prithvi Shaw not to play Adelaide Test after left ankle injury | Newsmobile
Prithvi Shaw not to play Adelaide Test after left ankle injury | Newsmobile

” The injury which kept me away for a longer period was the ankle injury which happened in Australia. I was out for three and a half month and it was a big tournament for me. Before my first match, we played a practice game in which I injured my ankle on the boundary while taking a catch. It was a big moment for me playing in Australia because I was very young at that point and everyone was looking forward to watch me” said Shaw.

Shaw further spoke about his recovery process which was long due to the fact that the ankle was sore.

“At a point, the growth of my recovery process just stopped and I just did not recover fast after that. I had to go for my rehab to Banglore. All physios were taking care of me, icing every 20-odd minutes. I used to sleep sometimes with my legs in the bucket. I recovered quite well as the physios said that your bones are healing quite faster than others” added Shaw.

He concluded by saying that mentally he was disturbed by this entire process but had his family’s support which helped him to get through the 90-odd days and make a comeback for India again. So far Prithvi Shaw has scored 319 runs from nine games and is fifth on the list of stop-scorers for the season.

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