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Prithvi Shaw Left Overwhelmed After Meeting His Idol Sachin Tendulkar

Written By Dylan Dsouza | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Prithvi Shaw became an overnight sensation after starring with the bat during the recently concluded Test series against West Indies. 
  • The Master Blaster himself, Sachin Tendulkar was left in awe with the 'fearless' effort put on by Prithvi Shaw on his debut innings.

Prithvi Shaw became an overnight sensation after starring with the bat during the recently concluded Test series against West Indies. The 18-year-old hit a maiden century on his Test debut, and followed that up with scores of 70 and 33 in the second Test,  which India won to sweep the series 2-0.

The Mumbai lad's classic strokeplay didn't go unnoticed as he earned praises from several prominent figures in the cricket fraternity. With many dubbing Prithvi Shaw to be the next big thing in Indian cricket, the youngster now aims to be the best.

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Ever since the talented young batsman shot to prominence shot after starring for his school Rizvi Springfield after scoring 546 off 330 balls, Prithvi Shaw has been likened to Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.

Interestingly, the career paths of both cricketers follow almost the same pattern, with both having scored centuries on their Duleep Trophy and Ranji Trophy debuts, and having made their debuts for the Indian cricket team during their teenage years.

READ: Sachin Tendulkar Hails 'fearless' Prithvi Shaw After Record-breaking Debut Ton

The Master Blaster himself, Sachin Tendulkar was left in awe with the effort put on by Prithvi Shaw on his debut innings. The Indian batting maestro lauded the young batsman for his 'aggressive' innings, while asking him to continue batting 'fearlessly'. 

Prithvi Shaw who is currently part of the India A squad which will play at the Deodhar Trophy, recently took to social media to share a picture with his idol - Sachin Tendulkar. He fondly calls him 'Sir' in his tweet.

After missing out on the first two ODIs against West Indies, the youngster will be hoping to impress the selectors in a bid to make the cut to the Men in Blue's squad for the third ODI.

Since his dream Test debut for India, Prithvi Shaw has scored 356 runs in the five matches played in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. And if he continues to impress in the domestic, his maiden-call up to India's squad isn't a far-fetched thought. However, if selected, the Mumbai opener would have to wait for his chance, as it unlikely that either Rohit Sharma or Shikhar Dhawan will be rested, given their current form in the limited overs format.

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