The right-handed 20 years old batsman Prithvi Shaw made a strong comeback in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20 after serving a retrospective period of eight months ban from BCCI. In the last league game of Punjab vs Mumbai, Shaw played a blistering knock of 53 runs from 27 balls to help his team post a total of 243/3 in 20 overs. However, more than Shaw's inning his bat autographed by Virat Kohli caught the attention of fans. Twitterati lauds Indian skipper for motivating young talented cricketer Shaw. Speaking about the match, it was being played at Lalabhai Contractor Stadium in Surat which Mumbai won by 22 runs as Punjab failed to chase down the target of 244 runs. Prithvi Shaw Assures Fans He Will Return With His Better Version After Serving Suspension.
Prithvi Shaw ban ended on Friday, Nov 22, 2019, and with that, he came back in Mumbai's squad and helped his team win matches. Prithvi Shaw was banned in July after failing in dope test during Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in March, 2019. Shaw was seen playing with Virat Kohli's autographed bat during Mumbai vs Haryana match where he scored a quick half-century.
Prithvi Shaw's Bat Autographed by Virat Kohli
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) November 27, 2019
Kohli Encouraging Young Players
Wow!! Kohli encouraging young players.Such a Inspiration for these young lads..
— Mohit Sharma (@mohitsharma13__) November 27, 2019
Fan Confirming Virat Kohli's Autograph
Virat kohli pic.twitter.com/KlzB9Hbs2p
— Raja SPC (@RajaSpc) November 27, 2019
Fan Glad to See Virat Kohli Supporting New Talent
— Manzar Hasnain (@manzar8) November 27, 2019
Inspite of Mumbai's victory over Haryana, they failed to qualify for semi-finals, as a bigger margin victory was required. The four semi-finalists are Haryana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan. However, Prithvi Shaw must have sent out a message to selectors with his impressive knock. Shaw will continue to play for Delhi Capitals in Indian Premier League 2020.