Story Of Prithvi Shaw – Cricket Captain Who Lead India U19 To Win World Cup!

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Story Of Prithvi Shaw – Cricket Captain Who Lead India U19 To Win World Cup!

In 2013, a 14-year-old Shaw from Rizvi Springfield was playing cricket in Harris Shield, one of Indian cricket’s famous junior cricket tournament at Baronet Club’s Ground and had scored a huge 546 off 330 balls against St. Francis D’Assisi due to which a lot of audiences had gathered to cheer for him. He had led his school, Rizvi Springfield, to two Harris Shield titles in 2012 and 2013.

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Later he went to a trip to England, where he played for Manchester’s Cheadle Hulme School. He scored a century on debut and also finished his two-month stint tournament 1,446 runs. He then made the first-class debut for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy semi-finals and scored a match-winning century.

He soon joined A Class Cricket for U-19 team. Due to his exceptional skills and run records, he was given the responsibility of leading India’s charge in the 2018 ICC U-19 World Cup in New Zealand and he successfully scored 261 runs in the six games – 94 vs Australia, 57 not out vs Papua New Guinea, 40 vs Bangladesh and 41 vs Pakistan.

“It is all about experience, when you are 7-8 years old you start playing school cricket and score runs, my coaches from school level to Rahul Dravid sir now, all those small things, the experiences make a difference,” Prithvi said at a press conference.

His journey was not easy. He was a normal boy from Virar.

“It was a difficult journey for me starting where I used to live in Virar. All credit to my dad, he was the one who took me (everywhere). He used to take me to match practices and it was far away from my home in Virar,” he said.

“It used to take two hours, the journey on the train and it was difficult in those days. In the past two-three years, I am working hard to play for India Under 19.”

The next big challenge for the now 18-year-old is the Indian Premier League as he is bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.20 crores and is expected to play exceptionally well in the tournament. We wish the young talent all the best for his journey.

Published by Bhaumik Raja on 06 Feb 2018

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