Delhi rode on the young Mumbai batsman’s 55-ball 99 as the match ended in a tie. @ PTI

Prithvi Shaw fell one run short of becoming the youngest Indian T20 League centurion during Delhi’s thrilling Super Over win against Kolkata on Saturday. Chasing a challenging 186-run target, Delhi rode on the young Mumbai batsman’s 55-ball 99 as the match ended in a tie. (Watch: Rabada leads Delhi to Super-Over win against Kolkata after Shaw’s 99)

The hosts went on to win the Super Over after South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada underlined his greatness firing toe crushers one after another as they defended 10 runs that triggered wild celebrations at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir reckons Shaw’s role in the side should not be altered. “Delhi should thank Kagiso Rabada for some old-fashioned death bowling in the super over. Prithvi Shaw is carrying his high backlift riding on an even higher confidence quotient,” Gambhir, who led Kolkata to two titles, wrote in his column for the Times of India. (ALSO READ: Injury setback behind him, Prithvi Shaw ready to take IPL by storm)

Delhi next face Punjab at the latter’s fortress in Mohali on Monday in what will be an exciting contest. Punjab won all their four games at the IS Bindra Stadium last year before the Ravichandran Ashwin-led side shifted base to Indore.

Gambhir advised the Delhi think-tank not to alter Shaw’s role. “When they take on Kings XI Punjab on Monday, Prithvi’s role should not be altered. Mohali is an even better wicket and it should suit his style of play,” he explained.