Prithvi Shaw firmly believes in an all-out attacking approach

The U-19 skipper on his way to a fantastic 98 off 66 balls, smashed the ball into the scorer's box, shattering some glass panes.

Prithvi Shaw fell just two runs short of his century today, but only after breaking some glass panes at Alur.   -  Sudhakara Jain

Prithvi Shaw was called up to the Indian team for the final two Tests against England, but he was not picked in the playing eleven for either game. But that does not mean that the young batsman felt out of place during his time with the big boys.

“It was a great experience to interact with seniors and legends like Virat (Kohli) bhai. Obviously I was a little nervous, but everyone made me feel comfortable. They made it clear that when you play international cricket, there are no small or big players, and that
everyone is on the same level," Shaw said.

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Asked if he picked up a few tips from his India mates, Shaw replied, “Once you graduate from the Under-19 level, no one really gives you technical advice. It is all about making mental adjustments. No one in the Indian team gave me tips, but I should be mature enough to grasp little things by watching them train and play.”

The 18-year-old Mumbaikar was full of confidence during his 66-ball 98 against Baroda in a Vijay Hazare Trophy encounter here on Wednesday. Shaw believes in backing his attacking game, even if it comes with a fair share of risk. “I like to play attacking shots, even if it is in
the first over of the game. If I get out playing attacking shots, then so be it. Obviously, it should not be a horrible shot, but otherwise, I won’t feel guilty. If I get out when playing a shot which is not a part of my game, then it will be bad,” Shaw said.

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