Young Indian opener Prithvi Shaw will be out of the cricket for some months. Shaw has avoided a severe Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury during his time with Northamptonshire. During his rehabilitation period, the 23-year-old will be unable to participate in major domestic seasons.
Last year the Indian domestic cricket season concluded with the Duleep and Deodhar trophy tournaments which were reinstated after a temporary suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The upcoming season is scheduled to kick off with the Irani Cup which commenced on October 1 in Rajkot.
After the injury, Prithvi Shaw took medical treatment from a surgeon in London. He has since reported to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore for further evaluation. The medical staff at NCA will continue to monitor his condition and a surgery can also be thought for him if needed.
The officials from the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) will closely monitor Prithvi Shaw’s recovery progress and make decisions accordingly. It appears highly unlikely that the opening batter will be able to recover in time for the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament that is usually held in the October-November period.
If he gets fit in time, he can join the squad of Mumbai for the upcoming Ranji Season.