Source: Me Next Magazine-Rajasthan Patrika (11-Feb-2018)

Prithvi Shaw: An Indian cricketer and Indian under -19s team captain

Prithvi Pankaj Shaw (born 9 November 1999) is an Indian cricketer and former India national under-19 cricket team captain who played for Middle Income Group (MIG) Cricket Club in Mumbai and was the captain of Rizvi Springfield High School and the Mumbai under-16 team. In November 2013 he had set the highest score by any batsman in any organised form of cricket since 1901 when he hit 546 in a Harris Shield elite division match until the record was surpassed by Pranav Dhanawade on 4 January 2016.

A right-hand, opening batsman, whose abilities as a cricketing prodigy have led to repeated comparisons with Sachin Tendulkar. He made his first international appearance on 4 October 2018 and became the second-youngest Indian after Tendulkar to make a Test century and the youngest Indian to do on Test debut

Shaw was a central figure in the documentary film Beyond All Boundaries and has twice selected to travel to England to further his cricketing education.

He made his first-class debut for Mumbai in the semi-finals of the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy on 1 January 2017.He scored a century in the second innings and was man of the match. He earned another distinction by scoring a century in his debut match of the Duleep Trophy and equalled the record held by Sachin Tendulkar who had scored for the first time a century each in his debut matches of Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy. In December 2017, he was named captain of India’s squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.He led India in the final where they beat Australia by 8 wickets to win their fourth Under-19 World Cup.

On 6 February 2017, while playing in his fifth ODI for India under-19s, he scored his first century at under-19 level.

He made his List A debut for Mumbai in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 25 February 2017.

In November 2017 in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, he scored his second consecutive century, and his fourth in five first-class matches since his debut, batting for Mumbai.

He scored his first List A century against Leicestershire on 19 June 2018 and scored 132 runs.In October 2018, he was named in India A’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.

In November 2013, Shaw established a new record of 546 runs from 330 balls playing for Rizvi Springfield in a Harris Shield match.It was the highest score in Indian schools cricket until the record was surprassed by Pranav Dhanawade on 4 January 2016 and is presently the 4th highest score by any batsman in any form of the organised game.

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