The current season of Indian Premier League (IPL) has introduced a bunch of young talents, especially the cricketers who are 19 years or younger. Right after the Indian U-19 team lifted the World Cup earlier this year, there was a strong buzz regarding their participation in this cash-rich tournament. Whenever the chance was given to any youngster, he performed splendidly. Out of the pool of uncapped players, Prithvi Shaw not only fixed his place at the opening slot but also impressed the cricket followers with his classy knocks.
In the previous game wherein RCB dominated over DD, Shaw couldn’t perform well. He came to open the innings along with Jason Roy but managed to score just 2 runs off 4 balls and had an early dismissal. After the game ended, the current India U-19 winning skipper had a ‘deep discussion’ with the former U-19 winning skipper. He even took to social media to share the picture.
— Prithvi Shaw (@PrithviShaw) May 13, 2018
Apart from Shaw, it was Abhishek Sharma who made his IPL debut a memorable one. Sharma came to bat at Number 5 after the dismissal of the skipper Shreyas Iyer. While batting alongside Vijay Shankar, the 17-year-old cricketer smashed a magnificent 19-ball 46, including 4 sixes and 3 boundaries.
While these young guns performing really well in the tournament, the fans wonder why they were benched until the latter half of the tournament. Shaw wasn’t picked in the first four games in this tournament. The day he made his debut, he left no stone unturned to showcase his talent. So far, he has played 7 matches and has scored 216 runs at an average of 30.85, including 2 half-centuries.