Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin advices everybody to be patient with the 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw, citing he has only played one international game so far.
Meanwhile, Shaw started his international career with a sublime century to bag the man of the match award. Moreover, he became the youngest Indian batsmen to score a hundred on debut. Although it was not the best of the bowling attack, his knock showed enough prospects.
However, Mohammad Azharuddin, who also scored a debut Test century, urged everybody to be patient with Prithvi Shaw. He also feels that jumping to conclusion and comparisons are not right for him currently.
“It’s just been one performance. He has done a great job by scoring his first Test hundred at the age of 18; it is not an easy task. But I think jumping to conclusion and comparing is also not right,” Azharuddin tells Sportstar.
Prithvi Shaw’s rise has been phenomenal. From scoring a 546 off just 300 balls for his school, Rizvi Springfield, in Harris Shield in 2014, the Mumbaikar scored centuries on Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy debuts. He even led India to title victory at the U-19 World Cup earlier this year.
However, Mohammad Azharuddin feels Prithvi Shaw must continue playing his natural game. Furthermore, he adviced him to back his technique and enjoy his game more than ever.
“He should play his natural game. When you play your natural game, you end up scoring more times than not scoring. He should back his technique and that is very important. He might have failures down the line, but these are the things that happen to every cricketer.
Prithvi Shaw should go out there and enjoy his game rather than bothering about all these things (comparisons),” Mohammad Azharuddin signed off.