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Vishal Mehra ∙ Updated: Apr 25 2023, 1:19 PM | 2 Min Read

Prithvi Shaw Has Paid the Price For ... : Simon Doull Slams Delhi Capitals' Batter

image-lgvydef4Shaw was dropped form DC's last game [AP Photos]

Touted as the next big thing in Indian cricket, Prithvi Shaw has drastically spiraled downwards in the batting ranks. Shaw, who plays for the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL)2023 has managed just 47 runs in six matches, which witnessed him get dropped from the side against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) yesterday.

In the absence of Shaw, the Delhi Capitals won a narrow encounter against Hyderabad by seven runs, where the management did not include the Mumbai batter in the 'impact player' list as well.

Former New Zealand pacer Simon Doull has lashed out at the Indian opener for not working on his fitness. Speaking to Cricbuzz, Doull added that Shaw is paying the price for not showing intent to improve his game.

Here's what Doull said

"You can't continue down the same road. If things aren't working you have to change it up and he has to understand that where he is at in his game. It's just not good enough. There was an incident with the run-out situation in Bangalore with (David) Warner. He sat on the backside of the bench the whole time when Delhi were fielding and did nothing and later when he came out he was lazy with the running. 

These little things in the game that come back to haunt you at times. He has had a poor season. I don't think he is overly fit. I don't think he has really adjusted his game as such and he has paid the price,"

The Delhi franchise is facing problems in their batting, with the likes of Shaw, Sarfaraz Khan and Yash Dhull performing below their standards. 

Overall in 69 IPL matches, the 23-year-old has scored 1,635 runs with 12 fifties for the Delhi Capitals.