Prithvi Shaw has hogged the headlines after the match between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Punjab Kings (PKBS) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 2, 2021. One such moment that hogged the limelight was when the ball hit Prithvi Shaw on his crotch. He even checked into his underpants. Another moment surrounding Prithvi Shaw has also attracted attention. In the 2nd ball of the 5 over of the Punjab Kings innings, Mayank Agarwal gently played the ball off Marcus Stoinis towards the deep square leg.
Shaw rushed to the ball, picked it up, and hurled in a wayward throw towards the wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. The ball went over the head of the wicketkeeper. The throw from Shaw frightened Pant as he raised both his over his head to shield himself from the dismal throw from Shaw.
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How the match turned out for Prithvi Shaw and co.
The Delhi Capitals registered a thumping 7 wickets victory against the Punjab Kings. The Punjab Kings posted a total of 166 runs, batting first. Mayank Agarwal was the leading run-scorer for Punjab, having scored 99 runs off 58 balls.
Kagiso Rabada was the star performer among the Delhi Capitals bowlers. He conceded 36 runs in his four overs and picked up three wickets in his spell.
The Delhi Capitals batsmen chased down the total with utmost ease. Shikhar Shawan steered them home by remaining unbeaten for 69* off just 47 deliveries. Prithvi Shaw was ultra-aggressive as he dispatched the Punjab bowlers all over the park. He scored 39 runs off just 22 balls. Shimron Hetmeyer finished off the innings by batting at a strike rate of 400.
Despite ending on the losing side, Mayank Agarwal won the Man Of The Match award. At the post-match presentation he said, “He (KL Rahul) going for surgery, hopefully, he should be back. Would have liked two points but we were ten short on that wicket and for the kind of PowerPlay they had, we had to really scramble there.”
“One batsman had to bat through and that was the plan, it was my day and tried to get as many as we can but did not get as many in the middle overs but at least ended well. We have to shut this off and turn up the next game and put our best foot forward, figure ways how to get those two points. Kudos to Harpreet, the way he turned up and also hit a crucial boundary, he is bowling exceedingly well. It is about doing well as a unit, hopefully, we will doing well next game.”
Delhi Capitals currently sit at the top position in the points table. They have won six out of the eight matches they have played so far in this year’s IPL. The suspension of the IPL due to the Covid-19 cases did them no favours. They were one of the teams in form and will want the IPL 2021 tournament to be resumed soon. Prithvi Shaw had also gained some momentum in recent matches and would be disappointed with the tournament being stopped now.