NEW DELHI: Prithvi Shaw’s 24-ball 43 that included 9, well-timed boundaries introduced out comparisons with former India opener Virender Sehwag, who himself tweeted an image of himself, Sachin Tendulkar, and Brian Lara and wrote, “Pehle 5.3 overs hamara jalwa raha (within the first 5.3 overs, it was our charisma)”.
Shaw’s pictures by means of the off-side — his first 4 was a punch by means of additional cowl whereas the second was a reduce by means of level — had been fairly just like what Sehwag would hit throughout his enjoying days.
Shaw hit just a few extra, by means of mid-wicket, and once more by means of extra-cover and level.
Pehle 5.3 overs hamara Jalwa raha. https://t.co/5swBtpOWD9
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 1626624275000
Whereas Sehwag hinted Shaw was reminded of himself, the previous India group opener’s coach and mentor AN Sharma mentioned he might discover some similarities.
“He has the jigra (braveness), which Sehwag had. I all the time like a participant who makes offence his defence, not his defence as offence,” mentioned Sharma to IANS.
“All his pictures on the off-side had been stunning. Sehwag used to hit related pictures,” added Sharma.
Former India batsman Pravin Amre, who has labored with Shaw on his footwork after the Take a look at collection in Australia and through IPL says that individuals are drawing comparisons due to the impression he makes.
“You noticed that yesterday. He made 43 whereas the opposite man, Shikhar Dhawan scored 86 (not out) however nonetheless, Shaw obtained the person of the match. I feel it’s the impression of his innings for which individuals are evaluating him with Sehwag. Hand-eye coordination is what made Sehwag nice and that’s what Shaw has,” Amre instructed IANS.
“Principally, he’s a shadow of Sehwag, he’s a shadow of Lara due to his excessive backlift and if he will get consistency, he might be a shadow of Tendulkar. Through the IPL, we labored together with his footwork as a result of if the footwork is there, he might be extra constant,” added Amre.
However Amre warned in opposition to going an excessive amount of into comparisons. “It’s not simple to be in Sehwag’s footwear. Sehwag obtained a triple in Take a look at matches not as soon as however twice. However sure, you get a glimpse of Sehwag in him. However for us [coaches and ex-cricketers] it’s troublesome to match, as a result of he has his personal fashion,” mentioned Amre additional.
Sehwag’s coach Sharma, nevertheless, mentioned that there are some variations. “No two batsmen might be the identical. You’ll agree with it,” mentioned Sharma. “Sehwag would begin to transfer the second he would see the ball getting launched. I’ve been watching Shaw minutely. He’s not that excellent [in that],” added Sharma.
Sharma additionally talked of variations because of Sehwag’s expertise of getting performed extra abroad.
“Although Sehwag used to hit related pictures, he by no means used to go so low. His bat’s candy spot was barely greater. It comes out of behavior, whenever you play overseas, it’s important to preserve the candy spot a bit above,” mentioned Sharma.