Prithvi Shaw’s Northamptonshire debut took an unexpected turn when a surprise bouncer from Gloucestershire’s Paul van Meekeren caught him off balance.

In a bizarre twist, Shaw toppled over and accidentally dislodged the stumps with his foot.

During the match, Prithvi Shaw faced a surprise bouncer from Paul van Meekeren of Gloucestershire. Struggling to maintain his balance, Shaw tumbled and accidentally kicked the stumps while falling, leading to his dismissal. His eventful innings of 34 runs concluded with an uncommon “hit wicket” dismissal against Gloucestershire.

Earlier, in IPL 2023, Shaw’s struggles persisted, prompting his franchise, Delhi Capitals, to replace him midway through the tournament.

Shaw’s county journey with Northamptonshire kicked off in style a few days back, as he notched up a scorching 65 runs from 39 balls during an intra-squad match. The announcement of his entry into the English county cricket arena was made by Northamptonshire via Twitter on Monday.

Shaw had expressed his gratitude in a press statement, stating, “It’s a great opportunity for me and I’m really thankful to Northamptonshire for giving me this chance to express myself here.”

Last Updated on August 4, 2023

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