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DC's Prithvi Shaw Reveals Dhawan's Important Contribution In Him Hitting 6 Fours In An Over Against KKR

Prithvi Shaw had a memorable first half of IPL 2021 where he scored 308 runs in eight games for Delhi Capitals before the tournament got suspended due to covid outbreak.  One of the major factors for

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur May 27, 2021 • 17:10 PM

Prithvi Shaw had a memorable first half of IPL 2021 where he scored 308 runs in eight games for Delhi Capitals before the tournament got suspended due to covid outbreak. 

One of the major factors for Shaw making an impression on everyone was his fearless batting in the powerplay, giving Delhi some outstanding starts with his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan. 

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In one of the matches against Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR), the 21-year-old was in sublime best. The right-handed batter, facing his former U-19 teammate Shivam Mavi, smashed the first over of the innings with six fours in six balls. However, in an interesting reveal by Shaw himself, it wouldn't have been possible if Dhawan wasn't there. 

During an interaction with India News, Shaw revealed that he had lost count of the deliveries and it was his opening partner Dhawan who reminded him that there was one more delivery left in the over.

"Actually I came to know after the fifth ball that a sixth ball was left because Mavi had bowled the first ball as a wide. So, I was counting that ball as well and it had slipped my mind. So, Shikhar Dhawan told me one more ball is left," said Shaw.

"Then it clicked me. I had not thought anything while hitting the first five boundaries. But I was definitely thinking about that before hitting the sixth boundary, that I have come close after hitting five boundaries in five balls and should try one more," he added.

The Mumbai batter, who hit 82 off 41 balls in that inning to help Delhi win the game with 21 balls in hand, apparently knew where Mavi was going to bowl and got himself ready to hit it to the boundary. However, he was mindful that it didn't go for a six. 

"I knew where exactly Mavi is going to bowl to me. So just when he released the sixth ball, I was ready. I had tightened my glutes and forearm, that whatever happens, I will hit this one. The only thing was that it should not go for a six if I hit it too hard," said Shaw.
 


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