Opener Prithvi Shah entered the Indian team’s first ODI against Sri Lanka on Sunday and scored 43 off just 24 balls. At the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, India opened the innings with captain Shikhar Dhawan scoring 50 runs in the first five overs, based on Shah’s explosive innings. India won by three wickets and scored a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. Shah has previously opened the IPL with Dhawan for the Delhi Capitals. After the match, Shah talked openly about the start with Dhawan.
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Speaking on the star sports show ‘Follow the Blues’, Shah said of returning to India: “When I play for India or any other team, I always put forward a team. So, I want to go out there and win the series for India. If you ask me personally, I wanted to take this opportunity. Because after a long time I had this opportunity.
Shah is opening for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL. He has been open to the Indian team many times before. The opening batsman with Dhawan, who captained the team for the tour, said, ‘Dhawan and I are opening for the Delhi capitals together. We were very good friends before that. But opening up together has strengthened our friendship. They spend a lot of time together on the field. Whether it’s dinner together or having fun in their room. We talk to each other a lot during the match. We both enjoy the game so much.