Prithvi Shaw hits unbeaten double-hundred against Assam in Ranji Trophy
This was Shaw’s first hundred in this season of the Ranji Trophy. He came into the game with just 160 runs in his previous seven innings at an average of 22.85 and high score of 68.
“Someone like a Prithvi Shaw, the kind of start he had to his international career and the kind of talent he has, you back a player on talent,” Gambhir said. “Yes, you have to look at the upbringing as well – where he comes from and the challenges he’s had as well. It makes even more sense for the management and the selectors to keep him around the mix, and help him get on the right track.
“If he’s willing to put in the hard yards – and I know how destructive he can be; if he can go on to win games for you, whether it’s trainers, management, head coach or chairman of selectors, all these guys should take the onus to try and get these young boys to walk on the right path.”