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Ahead of the match against Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals opening batsman David Warner says that he is enjoying opening the innings with Prithvi Shaw.
Warner Breaks Silence on Opening With Prithvi Shaw
Both teams will lock their horns to play the 7th league match of the IPL 2022 in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Though Delhi Capitals won a total of three matches they still struggle to produce the consistency they needed to stay on the top of the IPL 2022 points table.
Speaking about his new opening partner, Warner said on Cricket Live on Star Sports, “I am absolutely loving it (opening innings with Shaw). Look how fast his hands are and his eyes are incredible. He’s taken my quick twos out of the equation because he keeps dealing with boundaries.
It’s good that I don’t have to run too much. Well, he sets the tone for us from ball one. In this format, it is very rare to see two guys go off, so that’s something we keep at the back of our minds i.e. to keep playing positive and to the best of our abilities.”
Graeme Swann on Shaw
Former England cricketer Graeme Swann also lauded the right-handed batsman from Mumbai for his aggressive batting in the ongoing tournament.
Speaking on Cricket Live on Star Sports, Swann said, “Prithvi Shaw is a box office. He’s having a simple game plan which is he’s going to try and attack early. He never just looks to scratch around in the first few overs. When he’s on-song, when he’s firing, he’s an incredible man to watch.”
Irfan Pathan Praises Shaw
“Shaw’s technique is amazing. He has this high backlift, which is very beautiful and that’s how he generates such great timing. He reminds me of Virender Sehwag.
There is always a glimpse of Sehwag when he plays those square cuts, those pulls, and those straight drives. He makes even the best of deliveries look bad when he hits those boundaries beside mid-off, going on the backfoot.
I think there are a handful of batsmen in today’s time who can play shots like him. He is one of the most exciting batsmen in limited-overs to watch. He is capable of scoring runs at a healthy strike rate even under tense situations. He is a perfect hitter.”