Prithvi Shaw is one of the most talented young cricketers in India. However, he fell out of the selectors’ plans for a long time now. In fact, his last international appearance came against Sri Lanka back in 2021.
He played in a T20I against Sri Lanka on July 25, 2021. Since then, the youngster didn’t get a chance to feature for the Indian national cricket team.
However, he has been making a case for himself in domestic cricket. He represents the Mumbai cricket team and has played vital knocks for the team for close to two years.
After a long gap of 537 days, the youngster earned a recall to the Indian cricket team. The selectors included him in the plans for the three-match T20I series against the New Zealand cricket team at home.
Prithvi Shaw who drew plaudits for playing a fearless brand of cricket in domestic cricket in the last two years was expected to make it to the playing XI.
However, as it turned out, the selectors didn’t even include him in the starting XI in any of the three T20Is against the New Zealand cricket team recently. It was a huge disappointment for Prithvi Shaw.
Prithvi Shaw breaks the silence after not being included in the playing XI
Meanwhile, the youngster expressed a great deal of disappointment after not being added in the playing XI following a long-awaited comeback.
Shaw made a comeback to the Indian team in the wake of superb performances in domestic cricket. Notably, he aggregated 363 runs in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022.
On the other hand, he scored a superb 379 in a Ranji Trophy game. However, the Indian team management decided to stick to Shubman Gill who has been proving his credentials of late.
While speaking to News24, Prithvi Shaw said, “I felt really nice coming back into the T20I squad, to meet the players and train with them. I enjoyed that bit. Yes, I did not get an opportunity but was given the chance of making a comeback, that mattered,” he said.
“It all depended on them when to play and when not to, but I respected that because probably they wanted to give the person before me a bit longer run. But again, I don’t regret that. I will keep on looking for opportunities because I have a list of goals I want to achieve with the Indian team,” he further added.
Shaw further added, “I kept on scoring runs. I felt if that was not enough then I have to score more and more…then I scored 379. It was just my day and felt I will not let go of this opportunity. Sometimes it just tends to hit you that why I am not in the Indian team for so long despite all the efforts…but it’s never too late.”