Coming from Mumbai, opener Prithvi Shaw, hogged the limelight early in his career. He was the captain of his school team and the Mumbai U-16 team. Shaw achieved the feat of scoring the most runs in an organised tournament since 1901 by scoring 564 runs in a Harris Shield elite division match. He has been in touch with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar since he was eight-year-old and continues to take tips from the master blaster even after making his Test debut.
Prithvi Shaw left an early mark in his Test career by scoring a century on his debut, making him the second-youngest Indian to achieve the feat only behind his mentor Sachin Tendulkar. It helped him become youngest Indian teenager to score 50+ runs only after Abbas Ali Baig.
Prithvi Shaw: Sachin Tendulkar is my mentor since I was eight years old
Prithvi Shaw revealed Sachin Tendulkar is his mentor since he was eight-year-old. He also added that he has learnt a lot of things from the master blaster ranging from what he needs to do on the field and off it. The right-handed batsman also said Tendulkar has helped him learn mental aspects.
“I was eight years old when I met Sachin Sir and since that time, he is my mentor and I have learnt a lot of things from him (ranging) from on the field what you have to do (to) off the field, discipline, and everything,” Shaw said during an Instagram live chat with his employers ‘Indian Oil’.
“Now also whenever I go for practice, if Sachin Sir is there to watch me, he will talk, not much technically but mentally more, so it’s been a great journey for me under the guidance of Sachin Sir and lot of coaches,” added Shaw.
Four-Test old Shaw has scored 335 runs in the longest format at an average of 55.83.