Indian youth team’s performance in the first ODI against Sri Lanka is unmatched. Thanks to the innings of skipper Shikhar Dhawan (86 not out) and Ishaan Kishan (59), Team India defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in a one-sided match. But opener Prithvi Shah, who scored 43 off just 24 balls, laid the foundation for India’s win. Shah recalled former Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan Virender Sehwag, who saw his aggressive batting. Shah plays fearlessly like Sehwag, he said.
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Speaking to ESPNcrinfo, the legendary spinner said, “According to Prithvi Shah, he is a better player in ODI and T20 format than Test matches because I miss watching Virender Sehwag play.” He takes a lot of risk and puts the bowling team under pressure. If they score, India has more chances to win because they can make big money in the short term. They have talent. They don’t bother coming out.
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Muralidharan said, ‘India should encourage Shah to do this because you need players who can win matches. He is extremely dangerous. Shikhar is usually playable. I know him very well, because he was with the Sunrisers and he was a good performer. So they can play normally and can damage their bowling attack if Prithvi is in the crease. This is a huge advantage for India.