Prithvi Shaw Biography
Prithvi Shaw is an Indian cricketer, who captains the India Under-19 cricket team and also the Middle Income Group (MIG) cricket club in Mumbai. He is a right handed batsman and also a part-time right arm off break bowler. He was born on 9 November 1999 in Thane, Maharashtra. He is best known to have the led the U-19 Indian team to the World Cup title in 2018.
Shaw’s childhood days were spent playing cricket with his father and his friends. Soon, he began to get sponsorships and his cricketing career prospered. He became the captain of the Rizvi Springfield High School.
Shaw also started playing for the Mumbai Under-16 team and became the captain there too. He led his high-school team to two Harris Shield titles.
Shaw made his first class debut in the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy in 2016-17. He ended up scoring a century in the second innings of the match and made a permanent place in the Mumbai side.
Rise to glory
As he led the Rizvi Springfield team to a Harris Shield title in 2012, Shaw scored 155 in the semi-final and 174 in the final game. In April of the same year, he was invited to play for Cheadle Hulme School in Manchester, England. During his two-month stay there, he scored almost 1,500 runs and took 68 wickets.
In 2014, he played for the Yorkshire ECB County Premier League for the entire summer. In 2017, he scored his first century at the Under-19 level in his fifth match only. His performances over the years have led to several comparisons to Sachin Tendulkar and he is seen as a future international player for India.
Shaw plays for the Middle Income Cricket Club in Mumbai. At the 2018 IPL auctions, he was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 1.2 crores.
Prithvi Shaw was appointed the captain of the Under-19 team in December 2017 for the 2018 Under-19 World Cup. He went on to lead the team to win the competition.
Shaw played an innings of 546 runs in a 2013-14 Harris Shield match for the Rizvi Springfield team from just 330 deliveries. At the time, the score was the highest in all of Indian school cricket. The record was surpassed by Pranav Dhanawade in 2016. He also shares the record of scoring a century in Ranji Trophy debut and Duleep Trophy debut with Tendulkar.