Adelaide - Young Indian batting phenomenon Prithvi Shaw
resumed running on Monday in his battle to be fit for the second Test against
Australia after a nasty ligament injury sidelined him late last month.
The 19-year-old, who scored a sparkling debut century
against the West Indies in October and has been compared to Sachin Tendulkar,
landed awkwardly attempting a catch in a Sydney warm-up match, ruling him out
of the opening Test.
His left ankle was heavily strapped as he limped around the
Adelaide Oval late last week.
But on Monday he was spotted jogging around the sidelines,
although still wearing a protective brace.
The Indian camp still rate him an unlikely starter for the
second Test in Perth starting on Friday, with a return in the Boxing Day Test
in Melbourne more likely.
"With youth on his side there might just be a case
where he might recover quicker," Indian coach Ravi Shastri said last week.
"We'll make a call as and when we get closer to
Shaw was set to open the batting alongside either KL Rahul
or Murali Vijay in Adelaide. In his absence, those two were paired together.
Rahul made 2 and 44 while Vijay could only manage 11 and 18.