Prithvi Shaw once again gave the world a glimpse of why he is hailed as a future star. On Thursday, Shaw smashed six boundaries off the first over off KKR bowler Shivam Mavi. Chasing 155 to win, Shaw got Delhi Capitals off to a belligerent start. His six boundaries off the first over set the tone for the Capitals.Also Read - Delhi Capitals Skipper Rishabh Pant Falls Victim to Haryana Cricketer; Gets Cheated INR 1.63 Crore
Shaw became the second batsman after Ajinkya Rahane to hit six fours in an over in the IPL. In 2012, Rahane was the first player to achieve the unique feat as a Rajasthan Royals player. Rahane’s six fours came against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Rahane had hit Sreenath Aravind for six boundaries in an over at the MA. Chinnaswamy stadium. Also Read - IPL 2022: Ricky Ponting Backs DC Skipper, Says Rishabh Pant Is Right Choice For Captaincy, No Doubt In My Mind
Mavi conceded 25 runs in the opening over as he was taken to the cleaners. Despite a packed off-side field, Shaw kept picking the gaps and KKR skipper Eoin Morgan was taken aback by the onslaught upfront. Shaw came into the IPL on the back of a dream run in the domestic circuit where he amassed 800 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Also Read - IPL 2022: No Pressure, Could Have Done Better Planning, Execution, Says Rishabh Pant After DC Miss Playoffs
Mavi’s 25-run over is the third-most-expensive first over of an innings in the history of IPL.
Most expensive first overs in IPL
Abu Nechim MI vs RCB- 27 in 2011
Harbhajan Singh Mi vs KKR – 26 in 2013
Shivam Mavi – KKR vs DC – 25 in 2021.
At the time of filing the copy, the Capitals were cruising towards another win. They are 123 for no loss in 13 overs. Shaw is on 85* off 31 balls. He looks set for a century. It would be his first if he gets there in IPL.
Meanwhile, KKR has disappointed once again. The Kolkata franchise seemed to have lacked the intent and were outplayed in all three departments.