India’s right-handed batter Prithvi Shaw took the cricket world by storm when he hit 244 runs while playing for Northamptonshire in the England’s One-Day Cup tournament. He hit 244 runs in 153 balls against Somerset and registered himself as the player with the highest individual score in the tournament till 2023. His team secured the win against Somerset by 87 runs. He didn’t stop after hitting the highest score of the tournament, as the right-handed went on to score another century in the next match against Durham on Sunday, August 13. In that match, he scored an unbeaten 125 runs off 76 balls and took his team to another victory.
Unfortunately, during that match, while fielding, Prithvi Shaw suffered a knee injury that was worse than it was expected to be, due to which he would not be able to play further in the tournament this year. Prithvi Shaw was leading the top scorers chart as in four matches played he scored 429 runs, but as officially announced by Head Coach John Sadler, he will no longer play for the team this season, expressing his disappointment.
In his short stint Prithvi has made a huge impact on us as a club. It’s a huge shame he won’t be with us for the remainder of this comp. He’s an extremely humble young man, he’s very respectful and had been so grateful for the opportunity to represent Northamptonshire.”Head coach Northamptonshire
He praised Prithvi Shaw for his spirit towards the game, as he remains motivated to score runs and win the game for his team, plus the coach admitted that he is respectful to everyone, not just on the field but in the dressing room too.
As well as his performances on the field he had a huge impact in our dressing room. Nobody wanted to win games more than him and he contributed to us doing so. We wish him well and hope to see him scoring runs again soon,”John Sadler added
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