Prithvi Shaw is taking it one day and 244 runs at a time.
After a stunning innings of 244 from 153 balls that delivered Northamptonshire an 87-run win over Somerset in England's One-Day Cup tournament on Wednesday, the 23-year-old from Mumbai said he wanted to enjoy his stint and not worry about India selection.
Shaw, struggling with form, fitness and speculation about his discipline, last played for India in July 2021.
"Definitely (here for the) experience for sure. Not really thinking what the Indian selectors may be thinking, but I just want to have a good time here," Shaw said after the game. “Northamptonshire have given me this opportunity... they're really looking after me. I'm really enjoying it.”
Shaw’s knock, his second List A double century, was studded with 28 fours and 11 sixes.
The sunny conditions made it a good day for batting, Shaw said. He also felt like luck was on his side and it could be his day.
"The sun was out, it was kind of like Indian weather today (Wednesday), so it was really looking good. I wasn't thinking about anything.
"You know when an inside edge doesn't get me out, that means this day is for me. You have to be lucky sometimes, so I think this was a day for me. I didn't look back after that. When I got 150 I thought I was timing the ball really well and this could be the day to go bigger," Shaw said.
Shaw’s previous highest was List A score was 227, which he scored for Mumbai against Puducherry in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in February 2021.
"The 227 was in my head to be honest. I spoke to Whitey (Sam Whiteman, teammate) when he was there and I told him it's 227, my highest score," Shaw said. "It was a good team effort all around. I always try and win matches for the team and I'm the kind of a player who puts my team first and then myself."