Prithvi Shaw fell behind the KKR bowlers from the beginning and was dismissed for 51 runs in 29 balls.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

After some thumping defeats, Delhi Capitals bounced back and thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders by 44 runs on Sunday (April 10) to reach the sixth position. Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Mark sheet. It should be noted that KKR had won three of their first four matches before this clash. However, they looked completely down and out against Rishabh Pant’s team and suffered a major defeat.

One of the main architects of DC’s win was opener Prithvi Shaw, who went after the bowlers from the start. The pocket-sized dynamo played some delightful shots across the park as Umesh Yadav and Pat Cummins faced a tough time against them. The young dasher eventually fell victim to Varun Chakravarthy, but only after scoring 51 off 29 balls.

Prithvi Shaw can turn to powerplay: Shreyas Iyer

Shaw hit one four after the other, KKR captain Shreyas Iyer Was ignorant about field placement. Shreyas acknowledged it after the game, praising the young opener’s brilliant innings.

“Prithvi Shaw is one type of batsman who can change the game in the powerplays. I’ve played with him before, obviously. He hits good shots and even as a captain I don’t understand how to set the ground for him.

The 27-year-old further added that Shaw is watchful against spinners. Hence, he brought under attack to ban Varun Chakraborty and Sunil Narine. “Prithvi is one who doesn’t really grow up against the spinners. Since he started really well, I tried to limit the pace he got. I thought Varun and Sunil are really experienced bowlers, and they could have been restricted at that time and given us a good catch,” Shreyas said.

Meanwhile, KKR are now second on the points table with three wins from five matches. They will next take on Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday (April 15) at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.

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