It all happened on the final ball of the 3rd over bowled by Riley Meredith when Prithvi Shaw, in an attempt to pull a pacy short-of-a-length bumper by the Australian pacer, missed it and ended up getting hit on the box.
Such was the brutality of the hit that Prithvi Shaw was immediately floored, grimacing in pain. Mohammed Shami, in what was a brilliant ‘Spirit of Cricket’ moment immediately came running and attend the young opener.
Shaw eventually got back on his feet following the treatment by the physio expert and continued his usual onslaught.
The Mumbai swashbuckler, who had earlier taken Mohammed Shami to task with his authoritative stroke play, proceeded to smash Ravi Bishnoi for a six before smoking Chris Jordan for a four and a six on consecutive deliveries in the 6th over to help Delhi Capitals end the powerplay at 0/63.
Prithvi Shaw’s innings eventually came to an end as Harpreet Brar knocked him over with a delivery that turned at the last moment to beat his attempted inside-out drive and dislodge his stumps.
But by then, he and Dhawan had already laid a platform for another win for DC, which the latter and Steve Smith are carrying forward brilliantly as the 2020 runners-up have already racked up 103 runs in the 12th over in their run-chase of 166.