Prithvi Shaw returned to the Indian team after 537 days. He was recalled for the NZ T20i series squad but didn’t get the opportunity to be in the 11. The U-19 captain lastly played for India in the T20i series vs Sri Lanka in July 2021. He made the comeback due to his excellent record in domestic matches. Shaw scored 363 runs in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022.
Prithvi Shaw said that
“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. It all depended on them, when to play 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,”
Shaw further added that
“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.”
As Team India’s senior players are busy playing the long format games. It gives Prithvi Shaw-like players to chance to express themselves at the international level.
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