Indian youngster Prithivi Shaw had a debut to remember after which his career had slightly gone off the radar. The right-handed batsman made his international appearance in October 2018 and scored a hundred in his first Test against the West Indies. Shaw made 134 for which he also got the man of the match award. Meanwhile, he recalled his first meeting with Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, with whom the cricketing fraternity has drawn similarities.
As a teenager, Prithvi Shaw shot to the limelight, having scored 546 runs when he as 14-years old in a Haris Shield game in Mumbai. The innings comprised of 85 fours and five sixes that left the wicketkeeper frustrated. Out of extreme agitation, the gloveman even admitted he wasn’t coming tomorrow.
Coming to his first rendezvous with Sachin Tendulkar, Prithvi Shaw was eight years old when the batting maestro came to MIG. The 47-year old made a heartwarming gesture of giving the young player a bat and wished him the luck of scoring a truckload of runs with it.
“When I was 8 years old he (Tendulkar) came to MIG. That’s all I remember. He was watching from somewhere but I didn’t know till he said something. When he gave me the bat, I was feeling emotional. He wished me good luck and said ‘I hope you score tons of runs with this bat’.” Shaw stated as quoted by Hindustan Times.
Chandu Sir had a message from Sachin Sir at that time: Prithvi Shaw
The Maharashtra-born batsman went on to reminisce the Ranji Trophy 2017 semi-final when a piece of simple advice from Tendulkar did the trick. While Shaw struggled in the first innings, he went on to muster 120 in the second that helped Mumbai to a six-wicket victory and progress to the final.
“I was nervous, because playing Ranji Trophy was an aim, it was a goal. Chandu Sir had a message from Sachin Sir at that time. It read ‘Tell him to play how he always plays. Nothing different and it’ll win the game for us.” the 20-year-old said further.