Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer reserved special praise for a young Indian opener, who he feels possesses the ability of Virender Sehwag.
Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer is an avid reader of the game and has been following Indian cricket closely ever since quitting the sport. Jaffer recently lauded young India opener Prithvi Shaw, who he feels has all the qualities in him to become a future superstar of Indian cricket. Shaw is one of the most talented youngsters in the country at the moment and has impressed with his sublime batting skills.
Shaw has been making waves with his performances right from his school days as a kid but he rose to limelight after leading India to U-19 World Cup victory in 2018. There has been no looking back for the youngster ever since as he made his Test debut for India in 2018 and had almost cemented his spot in the side as an opener before an injury ahead of the Australia series halted his progress.
Shaw had slammed a memorable century on his Test debut against West Indies in 2018. His 134-run-knock was laced with good strokes all around the ground as the youngster left many impressed with his skills and temperament. Jaffer sees the next Sehwag in Shaw, who last played for India in the Test series against New Zealand in February this year.
“I think he is a special player, without a doubt. The shots he hits, if he gets going, he has the ability of Virender Sehwag I feel,” Jaffer told Aakash Chopra on his YouTube channel.
“He can completely demolish an attack.” But somewhere I feel he needs to understand his game better, where he needs to take a backseat. I feel he got found out a little bit in New Zealand, got dismissed two times off a short delivery. He fell into their trap.” Jaffer explained.
Shaw was in decent touch during the Test series against New Zealand earlier this year where he notched up a half-century in the second Test. However, India lost the two-match series 2-0 after complete domination from the hosts. Shaw was all set to be seen in action for Delhi Capitals in the new season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) but the tournament stands postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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