Ranji Trophy: Mumbai captain Ajinkya Rahane confirms full recovery of Prithvi Shaw

In a recent update from the Mumbai Ranji team, skipper Ajinkya Rahane confirmed that opener Prithvi Shaw has fully recovered from a finger injury that sidelined him during the quarterfinal match. The injury had forced Shaw to bat in the middle-order, a departure from his usual position at the top of the batting lineup.

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Explaining the change in Shaw’s batting position, Rahane mentioned, “His finger was hurt, that’s why he came down the order. We wanted him to go before Musheer (Khan). But obviously, because of the injection’s effect, he had to go after him.”

However, Rahane expressed confidence in Shaw’s capabilities, especially given his impressive performance in the tournament so far. Shaw has amassed 389 runs from four matches at an impressive average of 64.83. Rahane praised Shaw’s aggressive batting style, stating, “Prithvi is really aggressive and he gets those runs very quickly. As a batsman, I don’t think he (has) changed much. He’s hungry to score runs. That’s what we want from Prithvi. We don’t want him to change his game.”

Looking ahead to the upcoming match against Tamil Nadu, Rahane emphasized the importance of Shaw finding his rhythm and playing his natural game. He expressed the team’s desire for Shaw to continue his aggressive approach and contribute significantly to Mumbai’s batting lineup.

Furthermore, Rahane revealed that Mumbai would adopt a pressure-free approach in the upcoming game. With the team’s confidence high and Shaw’s return to form, Mumbai aims to maintain its winning momentum and secure victory against Tamil Nadu in the upcoming fixture.