The IPL team Delhi Capitals was having a nightmarish run in the IPL 2023 as they lost all their first 5 matches but yesterday they got some relief as they managed to win their first match which was against the two times champions Kolkata Knight Riders.
One of the biggest problems that DC is facing is the poor form of their opening batter Prithvi Shaw who has scored only 47 runs in 6 matches including 2 ducks. Prithvi Shaw has been an important part of DC for quite some time now and this is the reason that the team management is supporting him even after so many disappointing performances but Twitterati feel that he is all set to be axed after his failure in the 6th match.
In the sixth match, Prithvi Shaw got out for just 13 runs (11 balls, 2 fours) while chasing a small target of 128 runs, the good thing is that the DC skipper David Warner is in good form and he has played some really good innings in this tournament.
After watching Prithvi Shaw’s failure in the sixth match, netizens trolled him left and right; here are some selected reactions:
Prithvi Shaw is trying his best to get released by DC. Now over to you @mipaltan
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) April 20, 2023
Prithvi Shaw was once touted as the next cricketing sensation from Bombay following Sachin Tendulkar.
He doesnt seem to be half a sensation what Vinod Kambli actually was!!
— RajBhaduriAviator (@RajBhads90) April 20, 2023
— 𝑸𝒂𝒔𝒊𝒎 𝑯𝒖𝒔𝒂𝒊𝒏 (@qasim_says_) April 15, 2023
— Stump Mic (@stumpmicsledges) April 15, 2023
— The Dude (@PuntingDude) April 15, 2023
Prithvi Shaw after this IPL pic.twitter.com/Iyi1OPjY4F
— Ansh Shah (@asmemesss) April 15, 2023
What is this DC's love for Prithvi shaw 🤦
Irritates more than RR's love for Parag.#DCvKKR
— Preetha Ramanujam (@PreethaRaina3) April 20, 2023
Prithvi shaw playing for Delhi Capitals pic.twitter.com/OWnD3nNdmy
— मरज़ा ग़ालिब 🚩 (@Marja_Ghalib) April 15, 2023
Sai Baba after Seeing Prithvi Shaw Scoring less runs in Every Matches: pic.twitter.com/Ahn8mL9EnC
— Pulkit🇮🇳 (@pulkit5Dx) April 20, 2023
Prithvi Shaw's tactics to get released from DC and play for another franchise is on track for now.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) April 20, 2023
Prithvi Shaw is a very special player, usually cricketers play bad and then get dropped from team, he first got dropped from team India and now playing bad cricket to prove it right.
— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) April 20, 2023
Prithvi shaw 🥲🥲🥲 pic.twitter.com/TvypmgUucJ
— vakilcarvan (@suspendcarvan) April 20, 2023
The match was played at Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium, New Delhi, and David Warner chose to bowl first after winning the toss. The DC bowlers were bang on target as they wrapped the whole KKR team for just 127 runs, the highest scorer for KKR was Jason Roy (43 runs, 39 balls5 fours & 1 six) and Andre Russell also made a useful contribution of 38 runs (31 balls, 1 four & 4 sixes) towards the end of the innings.
DC successfully chased the target of 128 with 4 wickets in hand and 4 balls remaining in their innings and David Warner once again played a captain’s knock as he scored 57 runs for which he played 41 deliveries and his innings included 11 fours.
Will the DC team management still back Prithvi Shaw or will he be replaced by some other cricketer? What do you think? Let us know your views.