‘Go back, make a run. ‘Still a lot of time to come back’: Kaif’s strong message for ‘X-Factor’ player after India

Four years ago in 2018, Prithvi was going through a Shaw-boy-turning-in-a-man phase but still had the childish charm of a 17-year-old leaving the shores for New Zealand for the Under-19 World Cup. Gave. He returned from the Trans-Tasman nation with a rise in his reputation, earning the team the coveted title. The selectors issued the first Test call-up to Shaw in the same year. Talking about the present, this young player has to face a tough challenge to make his India stand again.

While Rahul Tripathi has earned a call-up for Ireland Twenty20 after a stellar IPL season, Shaw seems nowhere in the scheme of things, especially at a time when the team is a perfect fit for this year’s T20 World Cup in Australia. Looking for combination. Cricket and uncertainty go hand in hand and Shaw is still waiting to make a comeback in the IPL season despite scoring 283 runs at a strike rate of 152.97. For the most part, Delhi Capitals got off to a brisk start thanks to the left-right opening pairing of Shaw and David Warner.

Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif believes that Shaw needs to go back to basics and excel in domestic cricket. He underscored the stiff competition within the Indian team but said that Shaw has got an “X-factor” in addition to his batting pyrotechnics.

He said, ‘Shaw is still young and there is a lot of opener in the Indian team at the moment. There is Gill, Agarwal, Rahul, Rohit… Yes there is competition but if I was Shaw, I would have gone back to domestic cricket and Ranji. Mumbai, who are in the final,” Kaif told Hindustan Times during a virtual conversation.

Shaw’s last game in India’s colors was in 2021 when a second string national team went to Sri Lanka for limited-overs assignments.

“Go back, go run. There is still time to come back. I have worked with him. He has achieved the X-factor with his skills. मैं देखता हूं कि जब भी शॉ को फिर से भारत के लिए खेलने का मौका मिलता है तो वह मजबूत होकर वापसी करते हैं। But like I said, there are a lot of good players in the team and that’s why maybe Shaw hasn’t been picked for the upcoming series.”

Rahul Tripathi’s first call-up

कैफ ने आईपीएल और घरेलू सर्किट में लगातार अच्छा प्रदर्शन करने के लिए त्रिपाठी की प्रशंसा की। The right-handed batsman from Maharashtra left for Ireland after a stellar IPL season with Sunrisers Hyderabad where he scored over 400 runs.

“When I heard about Tripathi being picked for India, I was overjoyed. Because he is someone who has done well in domestic cricket and in the IPL. Be it KKR or SRH, he has been brilliant, who has done well. The way he is hitting the ball. He can come in at No. 3, and can play spin and fast bowling really well. I hope he gets a chance to play. I think someone like Tripathi Will grab the opportunity with both hands. He looks ready for India and will hopefully play a great knock in Ireland,” Kaif said.

While the Rohit Sharma-Virat Kohli-Jasprit Bumrah troika has been rested for the series, Hardik Pandya will lead a 17-man squad for two matches on June 26 and 28 in Malahide.

Hardik led Gujarat Titans to victory in his opening season and also performed brilliantly during the recently concluded home series against South Africa.

हार्दिक की कप्तानी के बारे में कैफ ने कहा, ‘उन्होंने कप्तानी में ज्यादातर बॉक्सों पर टिक किया है। He was spot on when it came to winning the toss and assessing the conditions. Hardik’s own form was superb. He batted at numbers 3 and 4 during the powerplay and also bowled a few overs. यदि आप नीलामी देखने के लिए वापस जाते हैं, तो आप यह नहीं कहेंगे कि गुजरात कागज पर एक मजबूत पक्ष है। But that’s how you perform on the field.”


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