Mark Waugh, Big Bash League 2019/20
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Chief selector of Cricket Australia (CA), Mark Waugh, who is part of the pre-match show of Star Sports Networks, analogized Prithvi Shaw’s technique with that of legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar.

Much has been talked about the similarities between Shaw and Tendulkar. There have been voices inside the cricketing community in India for a place in the International side.

Both Shaw and Tendulkar are part of the elite Internationals from Mumbai, along with the likes of Ravi Shastri, Zaheer Khan, and Sunil Gavaskar.

Delhi Daredevils
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Also, Shaw progression in first-class cricket is similar to Sachin as he scored centuries in all major tournament during his debut season.

The first thing you notice is his technique, it’s very similar to Sachin Tendulkar. His grip, his stance, he stays very still at the crease and plays all his shots around the wicket,” Mark discussed during the recent shaw.

He’s just so much like Sachin Tendulkar: Mark Waugh

Shaw lit up Ferozshah Kotla Stadium with some of the shots during his 47-run knock off just 25 deliveries. The slap on the front foot amazed one and all who watched the match between Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Rajasthan Royals on May 2.

Rahul Dravid, Pakistan U19, India U19, Shaheen Afridi, Khyber Agency,
Rahul Dravid and Prithvi Shaw in Mumbai post U19 World Cup win this year. Photo Credit: PTI.

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He plays the ball quite late and is quite punchy in his strokeplay and has an excellent base to play any shot from any bowler. He’s just so much like Sachin Tendulkar,” concluded Mark Waugh.

The young batsmen Shaw in the Indian circuit has received a lot of appreciation this summer, from the global cricketing community.

Mark Waugh, South Africa Vs Australia, Cameron Bancroft, Matthew Renshaw
Mark Waugh also observed CA players. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

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Apart from Shaw, the likes of Nitish Rana, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishabh Pant, have stood out in the tournament.