India batting sensation Prithvi Shaw is following some true greats of the game not only on the field but also off it, as the highly-rated teenager has earned a lucrative deal with MRF.

Prithvi, who was recently named India’s captain for the ICC Under-19 World Cup to be held in New Zealand early next year, will now join the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Virat Kohli who had received deals from MRF.

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“I’m honoured and humbled to be playing soon with an MRF bat as I have grown up watching my idols like Sachin (Tendulkar) Sir, Brian Lara and Virat (Kohli) Sir playing with them,” Shaw said.

Shaw made his first-class debut in the last season of Ranji Trophy (Credits: PTI)

Shaw, who shot to limelight after playing a stunning knock of 546 runs from 330 balls playing for Rizvi Springfield in a Harris Shield match, has not looked back since making his first-class debut for Mumbai in the semi-finals of the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy.

He marked his arrival in India’s premier domestic cricket tournament by hitting a century on his debut and bagging the Man of the Match award.

He also scored a hundred in his debut match of the Duleep Trophy and equalled the record held by Sachin Tendulkar who had scored for the first time a century each in his debut matches of Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy.

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Shaw (L) scored century on his Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy debut (Credits: ESPNcricinfo)

So far, the 18-year old has played nine first-class games and has scored 961 runs at an average of over 56 with the help of five centuries and three fifties.

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