Biography

Prithvi Shaw is an Indian batting sensation and a long-term cricketing prodigy. He is often compared to the cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar. He first burst onto the scene in 2014, when he hit a record 546 off 330 balls in the Harris Shield. Prithvi played numerous important knocks in the domestic circle, earning himself a place in the national team’s tour of England. He announced his arrival in the international cricket with a breathtaking knock of 134 in his debut test against WI. His ton came in just 99 balls, leading to comparisons with Sehwag, who also played such fast knocks in tests.

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Prithvi Shaw
Full NamePrithvi Shaw
BattingRight Handed
HometownMumbai
Height5.41ft (1.65m)
Age19 years (as of 2018)
First Class (Innings)1655 (29)
International Runs (Innings)237 (3)
Major Teams Played ForIndia, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils

Net worth

Prithvi Shaw signed his first sponsorship contract with SG sports company which was worth 36 lakhs. He also received numerous sponsorship contracts in England and another from Indian Oil. His domestic form was well received in the IPL circle, with Delhi Daredevils shelling out the ₹1.2 crores to buy him. That figure was 6-times more than his base price.

Family

Shaw was born on 9 November 1999 in Virar, Maharashtra. He was offered a contract by AAP Entertainment that allowed him and his father to move to Mumbai and continue his cricketing education.

His father, Pankaj Gupta (who later changed to Shaw), migrated to Maharashtra before his birth. He has ancestral roots in Gaya, Bihar. His mother died when he was just 4 years old.

Achievements

Titles

U19 World Cup

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Shaw with the U19 World Cup Trophy

Records

Highest score in an organized form of cricket (546* in Harris Shield 2014)

Youngest Indian cricketer to score a century on debut (100 (99) Rajkot test vs WI)

15th Indian cricketer to score a debut century (100 (99) Rajkot test vs WI)

Batting Statistics

MatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCtSt
Tests231237134118.5025294.04113412
First-class16292165518861.29210178.77862321112
List A2323099913243.43857116.5636138244
T20s9902456527.22160153.120227104
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