'Big Shame': Prithvi Shaw likely to be ruled out of the IPL 2022

Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw is likely to be ruled out of the IPL 2022 after he was admitted to a Mumbai hospital due to fever.

Prithvi Shaw can be unstoppable on his day. (Image Credit: Twitter/@DelhiCapitals)

Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw could be ruled out of the IPL 2022 after he was admitted to a Mumbai hospital due to heavy fever, earlier this week. There has not been a clarity on Shaw’s health complication as Delhi Capitals captain and his India compatriot Rishabh Pant failed to explain his situation when quizzed at a post-match interview. However, it is suspected that the rising India opener might be suffering from typhoid. 

“We miss him, but at the same time that is something we cannot control,” Pant said at a post-match presentation. “He got typhoid or something like that because the doctor told me that. Hopefully, he will be back [but] we don’t know yet. If he is back it’s going to be a good addition for us.”

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Prithvi Shaw is an incredibly skillful youngster: Shane Watson

Shaw missed the last match for Delhi Capitals against Lucknow Super Giants on May 1 after being admitted to the hospital. He was a key in the top-order for the Delhi franchise as he notched up two half-centuries in nine matches to accumulate a score of 259 runs at an average of 28.78 with the highest score of 61 runs in this season. He recorded a phenomenal strike rate of 159.88 in this season. 

Delhi Capitals assistant coach Shane Watson has said that it is looking unlikely for Shaw to return to the last two league games in the IPL 2022. He said that the loss will be a big shame for his franchise as Shaw is one of the most skillful youngsters around the world. He, however, wished the young India opener to return back to the groove soon. 

“It’s not looking great. I don’t know exactly his diagnosis but he’s had this underlying fever for the last two weeks now which they have to really get to the bottom of to find out exactly what it was. I don’t know exactly what the diagnosis is but it’s not looking great for him to be available for us for the last few games,” Watson told the Grade Cricketer Podcast.

“It’s a big shame because he is an incredibly skillful young batter taking the best bowlers in the world down a lot of the time. So it’s a big loss for us to not have him. But hopefully he gets back to full health quickly. But yeah, the last couple of weeks he has been under the weather. Hopefully, he gets back to full health soon but it’s not going to be in time for the minimum last few games of Delhi Capitals.”

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