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‘I Can’t Bat Like Cheteshwar Pujara’: Prithvi Shaw Hits Back At Critics After Poor Run With Bat

Prithvi Shaw gave a stunning reply to the experts who suggested him to change his batting style and said that he cannot bat like Cheteshwar Pujara.

Prithvi Shaw can't bat like Cheteshwar Pujara

Prithvi Shaw In Test Cricket (Image Source: Twitter)

Swashbuckling batter Prithvi Shaw is one of the most talked about players in Indian cricket. The 23-year-old cricketer made his debut at the age of 18 against West Indies in October 2018. Shaw scored 134 runs in the first innings to join an elite list of Indian players, who scored a century in their debut test.

Despite a stellar start, Shaw’s career has not panned out the way he would have liked, even though Shaw showcased excellent performances in domestic cricket. A series of poor performances meant that Prithvi Shaw was soon out of the contention for a place in the Indian team.

A lot of experts have suggested Shaw to work on his game and try to curb his naturally aggressive intent but Shaw is unwilling to change his game. The dashing opener made a bold remark to the advice he has been getting and said that he cannot bat like Cheteshwar Pujara.

“Personally, I feel I don’t have to change my game, but a little smarter than what I am. I can’t bat like Pujara sir bats or Pujara sir can’t bat like me”

“So, what I am trying to do are those things that have brought me here till, for example, the aggressive batting, I don’t like to change that.”

Prithvi Shaw To PTI

Prithvi Shaw Not Concerned About Poor Form With Bat

Shaw further said that even though his recent performances have not been great in IPL, he is feeling good about his game in red format cricket, adding that he has taken help from Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting and Praveen Amre to improve his white-ball game.

“Everything has been going nice in red ball cricket from last year itself after I scored 370 (379 vs Assam). With white ball, especially the IPL, I feel everything is going the opposite. You just have 20 overs to think about batting. I speak to Sourav (Ganguly) sir, Ricky (Ponting) sir and Praveen (Amre) sir (in Delhi Capitals).
“But red ball cricket is where you get tested and shows how capable you are to get into the bigger level.”

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