So, I’m trying to do the things that got me here, like aggressive batting, I don’t want to change that, Shaw said after the Dulip Trophy semifinal against Central Zone in Alura.
Shaw said he wants to play as many games as possible at this point in his career.
The 23-year-old said every run will be very important to him in his quest to return.
I think every game is more important to me right now than anything else. Even if I’m playing for the Dulip Trophy or Mumbai, I feel like it’s very important for me to show my best, Shaw said.
Ideally, Shaw would like to be among those making big runs in the Dulip Trophy semifinals, but he hasn’t been able to convert his 25 and 26 into productive strikes. Shaw acknowledged that conditions were a little tough for batters, but developed a plan to survive and make runs.
Not that you can always be perfect, but I try to work harder after these things happen (not getting runs). T20 is a little sharper, but the mentality is similar. Not like in T20 when I play red-ball cricket, Shaw said.
What I have to try is play with the bowlers, distract them and get them to give the ball you want, not the one they want, he said.
Shaw, however, found a ray of hope in his form in the previous Ranji season. He scored 595 points in six games for the Russian national team.