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The role of a coach is not just to call throwdowns. Rahul Dravid, a… Gambhir wants selectors and management to oversee  Prithvi Shaw.

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His discipline has been under scrutiny ever since he was suspended in 2019 for a drug offence. According to former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir, it is the responsibility of the coaching staff and selectors to maintain the focus of a player of Shaw’s calibre.

One of the biggest puzzles in recent Indian cricket has been why Prithvi Shaw wasn’t selected for the T20I squad.

Gambhir pleaded with head coach Rahul Dravid, with whom he had previously played at the U19 level, to speak with the child and properly supervise him.

“If that’s the case [fitness and lifestyle difficulties], I believe someone should actually speak with him, whether it’s Rahul Dravid or the chairman of selectors, to offer him clarification and keep him around the group. The group should be surrounded by those who ought to be following the proper route so that they can be better watched. Since they can become disorganised the instant you leave them separate.

ormat since July 2021, despite being in excellent form in the game’s shortest format. Shaw was in excellent form at the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20s, finishing as the second-highest run scorer in the competition with 336 runs at an incredible strike rate of 181.42.

“What are coaches there for? What are selectors there for?” Gambhir asked. “Not to just select the squad or probably to do those throw-downs or make them ready for the game. Ultimately it’s the selectors and coaches and management who should try and help these guys. Someone like Prithvi Shaw, we all know the kind of talent he has. Probably they should get him on the right track and that is what one of the jobs of management is,” Gambhir said on Star Sports.

Gambhir pleaded with head coach Rahul Dravid, with whom he had previously played at the U19 level, to speak with the child and properly supervise him.

“If that’s the case [fitness and lifestyle difficulties], I believe someone should actually speak with him, whether it’s Rahul Dravid or the chairman of selectors, to offer him clarification and keep him around the group. The group should be surrounded by those who ought to be following the proper route so that they can be better watched. Since they can become disorganised the instant you leave them separate.

“You support a player on talent if they have the kind of start Prithvi Shaw did in his international career and the talent he possesses. Yes, you must consider his upbringing as well, including his background and any difficulties he may have encountered. It is even more logical for the management and selectors to keep him in the running and assist him in finding the proper path “Gambhir continued

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