IPL 2019: Rishabh Pant is the best finisher among young people, says Prithvi Shaw
VISAKHAPATNAM: Capitals Of Delhi Can Opener Prithvi Shaw heaped praises on teammate Rishab Pant, calling him the best finisher among youngsters after the 21-year-old helped Capitals Of Delhi beat Sunrisers Hyderabad For Two Windows In A Harrowing IPL Eliminator Here.
Chasing a target of 163, Capitals Of Delhi , who had lost the way after a blazing start, were brought to cusp of victory by Pant, who smashed 49 off 21 balls with five sixes even as West Indies' Keemo Paul Finished It Off In The Penultimate Ball Of The Innings With A Boundary Off Khaleel Ahmed On Wednesday Night.
" In These T20 Games, There's A Lot Of Pressure, I've Been Praying That We Win, I've Said That's The Best Finisher Among The Young Players. I've Been Doing Very Well. Unfortunately, I Could Not Finish It For You, But I Did Not Know What The End," Shaw Said At The Post Match Press Conference.
He Also Pointed Out That Amit Mishra 's Single Run Was An Important One.
The 19-year-old Said It Was Important For Him To Get Back Into Form After A Few Bad Games.
Shaw Top-scored With 56 Off 38 Balls On A" Sticky Wicket" To Give Delhi A Great Start.
" First Six Overs Are Important Because If You Put Runs On Board, It Will Take The Pressure Off The Other Batsmen. I Waited And Waited For The Loose Balls," He Said.
Shaw Said While Playing In The Middle I Have Concentrated On Choosing The Bowlers Who I Can Hit.
" While You're Playing In The Middle It's Simple - Just Play Your Game And Chose Bowlers That We Want To Hit First And Obviously (Mohammad) Nabi And Rashid (Khan) Were The Best Bowlers On Their Side. And I'm Happy That We Won."
On How He Plans To Tackle Chennai Super Kings Bowlers In The Qualifier 2, Shaw Said The Delhi Players Have Faced The Defending Champions In Previous IPLs And They Understand The Game.
" The Team Will Have A Plan After Reaching Chennai." How To Face Which Bowler Like Harbhajan (Singh) Bahi, Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) Sir Or (Imran) Tahir Sir We Will Have To Plan. Go Done Earlier."
Shaw Said That It Is Not About Who Plays Who But Depends On How Prepared The Team Is For The Game.
" Personally, Whichever Ball Is Lost, I Will Smash That Ball." Even With Harbhajan Bhai And Tahir Sir Is Bowling, I Will Obviously Smash It," Shaw Added.
When Asked About Delhi's Tendency To Lose Wickets At The Most Crucial Moments, The Batsman Said," I Think We Like To Make Every Game Interesting.
" But I Think That's The Charm Of T20 Cricket, Till The Time You Do Not Feel The Pressure, It's Not As Much Fun."
Shaw Also Applauded Amit Mishra 's (1/16) Effort With The Ball, Saying:" We Knew That The Wicket Was Too Sticky-ish And I Think Our Bowlers Did A Fantastic Job." Amit Mishra Has Got That Experience. 10-12 Years Of International Cricket.
" Whenever He Bowls Those Four Overs, He Knows Exactly What His Plans Are.He Has Bowled To Almost Every Player And He Knows Where To Bowl Them. Next Match As Well."
Shaw Thanked The Management For Not Losing Faith In Him Despite Being In The Last Few Games.
" When You Are Not Scoring Runs For The Last Two-three Games, Then You Need To Get That Form Back, Preparation Is The Best Thing To Do. Team Was Not Very Happy But They Never Gave Up On Me.
" They Believed In Me And More Importantly, I Believed In Myself And Thanks To All The Support Staff ... Sourav Sir, Ricky Sir, Praveen Sir And Kaif Sir, And Players Who Gave Me Lots Of Positive Vibes. Out There," Said Shaw.