‘Bhaiaa cough syrup?’ - Fans react as Prithvi Shaw takes a subtle dig at England’s Bazball approach ahead of 4th Test in Ashes 2023

Here is how fans have reacted as Prithvi Shaw tries to take a dig at England's Bazball approach ahead of 4th Ashes 2023 Test

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Prithvi Shaw on Bazball during Ashes 2023

Prithvi Shaw on Bazball during Ashes 2023 (Image Source: Twitter)

Prithvi Shaw was in action recently for the West Zone in the Duleep Trophy final against South Zone. However, his team failed to win the final but in the first innings, Shaw managed a fifty. He had a dismal IPL 2023 while playing for Delhi Capitals (DC). Now, in an exclusive chat with Cricbuzz and Wisden, the star batter came up with a subtle dig at England’s ‘Bazball’ approach.


England are currently busy playing the Ashes 2023 against Australia. The home team lost the first two matches but registered a thrilling win in the third Test to keep them alive in the series. Now, the fourth Test is going to happen at Old Trafford, Manchester on 19 July. After two consecutive losses, fans raised questions about England’s aggressive approach, named ‘Bazball’. Now, after a dig from Shaw, fans also shared their views on social media.

“The way I play is that if I see the ball, I hit the ball.” - Prithvi Shaw

When he was asked about the ‘Bazball’, Shaw said: “I don't understand what they mean when they say Bazball. I assume looking at Mitchell Marsh bat that he's a proper Bazball cricketer. People will come out with new names. The way I play is that if I see the ball, I hit the ball. I don't know what people will call that. Whether they call it baseball, hockey or whatever they want to call it, at the end of day, woh apna cricket hai (that's our sport - cricket).”


Shaw will now skip the upcoming Deodhar Trophy as he will visit the United Kingdom to play for Northamptonshire in the ongoing County Championship. Regarding that, he said: “I've been going to England since I was a little kid. Before the 2018 Under-19 World Cup as well, we had played there. After that, I've played ample games with India A. So I'm well acquainted with the pitches and conditions there. I had scored a lot of runs for India A as well. This is a new team for me. I'm not aware of what their culture is like. It might take some time to get set to that. I've been in touch with them and they have been quite welcoming towards me. So I'm hoping it will be a good experience.”

Here is how fans have reacted:


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