Champions aren’t made in Gyms:Prithvi Shaw Delivers Strong Message after Leading Mumbai to Vijay Hazare Trophy
Mumbai skipper and India outcast Prithvi Shaw delivered a strong message on and off the field after leading Mumbai to their fourth Vijay Hazare Trophy victory on Sunday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi after beating Uttar Pradesh by 6 wickets.
Shaw, who once again starred with the bat along with Aditya Tare in the final, took to Instagram to post a photo of himself with the trophy and put in a quote from the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.
“‘Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire a dream a vision. They have to have d skill & will. But the will must be stronger than the skill’- Muhammad Ali. This is what we set out to do as a Team & this victory is for,” Shaw wrote along with the photo.
The opener, who was dropped from the India squad for the home series against England after a bad start to the Australia tour, answered his critics well in the recently concluded domestic 50-over tournament. He smashed 827 runs from eightgames at an average of 165.40 to end the tournament as the highest run-getter. Shaw also smashed 4 centuries in the tournament. Karnataka’s Devdutt Padikkal finished behind Shaw with 737 runs from 7 matches.
In the process, he also became the first Indian to breach the 800-run mark in the tournament and also broke Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni’s record of the highest individual score by an Indian batsman in a List A chase. He did so when he slammed 185 off 123 balls against Saurashtra on Tuesday. Dhoni’s record came against Sri Lanka when he scored 183 in Jaipur in 2005, while Kohli slammed 183 to help India register a six-wicket win over Pakistan in the 2012 Asia Cup clash in Dhaka.