India vs Sri Lanka 2021: Prithvi Shaw gives whirlwind start despite blow on helmet

India opener Prithvi Shaw has some extent to show to the Indian selectors. The gifted Mumbai batsman, taking part in in solely his fourth ODI, gave Shikhar Dhawan’s facet a flying start within the first ODI in opposition to Sri Lanka chasing 263 to win at Colombo on Sunday (July 18). Shaw smashed 43 off simply 24 balls as India raced alongside to 58 in lower than six overs.

The fearless Shaw even took a blow on his helmet however shrugged it off virtually instantly to hold on. After smashing Sri Lankan paceman Dushmantha Chameera for 2 fours within the fifth over of the innings, Shaw misjudged a brief supply and ducked right into a bouncer. The ball hit the Delhi Capitals opener of the facet of the helmet and raced to the fantastic leg boundary for 4. By the tip of that over, India had reached 57/0 in 5 overs – their highest in an ODI innings surpassing 53/0 in opposition to Australia in 2020.

Shaw’s cracking knock didn’t final too lengthy after that as he holed out to Avishka Fernando at long-on off Dhananjaya de Silva for 43 with 9 boundaries.

The smashing knock has social media abuzz…



Earlier, Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan had mentioned that Shaw is extra like Virender Sehwag and is simplest in ODIs and T20Is as he places the stress on the bowling facet up entrance and if he scores large – he places India in a successful place.

“For me, Prithvi Shaw is a better one-day and T20 player than a Test player because the way he plays is like Sehwag. He puts the bowling side under pressure and if he scores big then India have a good chance of winning because they will post a huge total within a short frame of time,” Muralitharan was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.

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