Proud to be captain of Mumbai cricket team: Prithvi Shaw

Bengaluru, June 22 (H.S.). Ahead of the Ranji Trophy 2022 final against Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai captain Prithvi Shaw said it is a matter of pride for him to lead his side in the tournament and hopes to bring home the trophy. Mumbai, who are 41-time champions, have reached the final of the Ranji Trophy for […]
 


Proud to be captain of Mumbai cricket team: Prithvi Shaw

Bengaluru, June 22 (H.S.). Ahead of the Ranji Trophy 2022 final against Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai captain Prithvi Shaw said it is a matter of pride for him to lead his side in the tournament and hopes to bring home the trophy.

Mumbai, who are 41-time champions, have reached the final of the Ranji Trophy for the 47th time overall. Their semi-final match against Uttar Pradesh ended in a draw, after which Mumbai reached the final on the basis of their first innings lead.

Shaw said in the pre-match conference, “It is a matter of pride to be the captain of the Mumbai cricket team. It is a proud moment for me to captain the team in Vijay Hazare Trophy and now in Ranji. I hope to take the trophy back home.”

Shaw said it would be challenging to play against former Mumbai head coach Chandrakant Pandit, who has now led Madhya Pradesh to their first Ranji final as coach since 1998-99.

He said, “Chandu sir has also done well for MP, he has reached the final after so many years. Congratulations to them.”

The captain said that everyone in the team is in good form, especially the batsmen Sarfaraz Khan and Armaan Jaffer, who were once his classmates.

“It’s about how we look at the game,” he said. It will be a different kind of pressure for a lot of people because we have a young team. Many of them have not played finals like this and are inexperienced. But I think they are ready for it. We have a talented and efficient team.”

The skipper said that he is not really satisfied with his batting despite scoring a couple of half-centuries but as a captain feels good that his team is doing well.

He said, “As a captain, I have to take on all 21 members of the team. It’s not just about me. It’s just a matter of time before I put the ball in the middle and score some big runs.”

The captain revealed that he has asked the youngsters to go out on the field and enjoy their game during the final.

Shaw said it has been a great privilege to have former Mumbai legend Amol Majumdar as the head coach and this is reflected in his exceptional batting performance.

He said, “He is calm, we enjoy his company. It’s a privilege for me to hear from him.”