Fans often see at cricket matches that batters have no clue after being dismissed by someone and Prithvi Shaw had just that against KKR on Sunday (April 10). Shaw, batting on 51 off 28 balls, did not pick a googly off Varun Chakravarthy, and was left stunned after it went right through the gate.
Delhi Capitals (DC) were on a roll against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match 19 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 with the aim to get back the winning momentum at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, where they won their tournament opener against Mumbai Indians (MI). They raced to 87/0 in eight overs, with Prithvi Shaw batting on 51 and David Warner on 32. However, in the next over, bowled by Varun Chakravarthy, a wicket came in against the run of play, as Shaw was bamboozled by a googly off Chakravarthy.
It was a tossed up delivery around off stump, and Shaw missed the line completely before it hit the top of leg stump. It was a rare defensive stroke from Shaw, who was playing aggresively through out his 29-ball stay, hitting seven fours and two sixes. Despite the dismissal, the DC piled up 125/1 at the end of 11 overs, with Warner on 30-ball 45 and Rishabh Pant on nine-ball 17.
So Sam Billings read Sugarbotty googly but Shaw couldn't?— Av1nash (@K1ckbut) April 10, 2022
WHAT A PLAYER!
Yaar mai sirf shaw ka show dekh raha tha Scorecard abhi dekha to allready 95 ho gye hai 😭— Sʜᴀʜɪᴅᴷᴷᴿ 🔥 (@Irfy_Pathan56) April 10, 2022
Only Prithvi Shaw can make a evening game beautiful— arfan (@Im__Arfan) April 10, 2022
WHAT A BALL!
Varun Chakravarthy cleans up Prithvi Shaw for 51 in 29 balls. A brilliant innings by Shaw ends, excellent partnership between him and Warner.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 10, 2022
I am appreciating varun a lot here for not using his background in s5 and wanting to compete fairly.— Nat🙆♀️💫 (@Natluvs890) April 10, 2022
Varun 👍🏻 you did well in s5, I have not appreciated in enough in s5, but comparative you are so much better!#bbultimate
You might not like Varun's bowling action . You might not like Varun's fielding . But you gotta be an idiot if you were doubting his retention and T20WC performance . He is a gun . Look at his career IPL numbers FFS— DK hype account (@gillfan_) April 10, 2022
Even David Warner wants to bat like Prithvi Shaw! 😂😂— Cricketjeevi (@wildcardgyan) April 10, 2022
Shaw and Gill clearly top 2 youngsters of India right now .— 🔴 (@FfsAditya) April 10, 2022