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.
|Full Name||Prithvi Shaw|
|Age||19 years (as of 2018)|
|First Class (Innings)||1655 (29)|
|International Runs (Innings)||237 (3)|
|Major Teams Played For||India, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils|
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.
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.
U19 World Cup
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)