Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Pankaj Shaw (born 9 November 1999) is an Indian cricketer and former India national under-19 cricket team captain.

Prithvi Shaw
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Prithvi Shaw 2020
Personal information
Full namePrithvi Pankaj Shaw
Born (1999-11-09) 9 November 1999 (age 20)
Gaya, Bihar, India
BowlingRight-arm off break
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 293)4 October 2018 v West Indies
Last Test29 February 2020 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 231)5 February 2020 v New Zealand
Last ODI11 February 2020 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
2018–presentDelhi Capitals (squad no. 100)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 3 3 20 28
Runs scored 346 84 2,099 1,243
Batting average 55 28.00 61.73 44.39
100s/50s 1/3 0/0 9/9 4/6
Top score 134 40 202 132
Balls bowled 18
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 2/– 0/– 13/– 5/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 29 February 2020

A right-handed opening batsman, Shaw made his first international appearance on 4 October 2018 and became the second-youngest Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to make a Test century and the youngest Indian to do so on Test debut.[1]

He made his first-class debut for Mumbai in the semi-finals of the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy on 1 January 2017.[2] He scored a century in the second innings and was man of the match.[2] He earned another distinction by scoring a century 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. In December 2017, he was named captain of India's squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[3] He led India in the final where they beat Australia by 8 wickets to win their fourth Under-19 World Cup.[4]

The International Cricket Council (ICC) named Shaw as one of the five breakout stars in men's cricket in 2018.[5] In July 2019, he was suspended by BCCI for doping violation till 15 November 2019.[6] Prithvi Shaw was handed a back-dated 8-month ban for a doping violation on 30 July by the BCCI. Shaw had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups. Shaw's urine sample collected during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on 22 February 2019 in Indore was found to contain Terbutaline.[7] Terbutaline, a specified substance, is prohibited both in and out of competition in the WADA Prohibited List of Substances.[7]

Early and personal lifeEdit

Pritvi Shaw's native place is in Gaya, Bihar. Shaw's father Pankaj Gupta, who later adopted the last name of Shaw, went off to Mumbai in search of work as Ashok Gupta (grandfather) said he was very disappointed with his business outcomes in Manpur. In 2010, Shaw was offered a contract by AAP Entertainment that allowed him and his father to move to Mumbai and continue his cricketing education.[8] He also received sponsorship from Indian Oil.[9][10][11]

Shaw was a central figure in the documentary film Beyond All Boundaries[12] and has twice selected to travel to England to further his cricketing education.[13][14]

Shaw has earned a deal worth Rs 36 lakh with SG, which has been endorsed by stalwarts like Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag in the past.[15]

Domestic careerEdit

Shaw played for Middle Income Group (MIG) Cricket Club in Mumbai and was the captain of Rizvi Springfield High School and the Mumbai under-16 team.[16] In November 2013 he had set the highest score by any batsman in any organised form of cricket since 1901 when he hit 546 in a Harris Shield elite division match until the record was surpassed by Pranav Dhanawade on 4 January 2016.[17]

Shaw captained Rizvi Springfield to two Harris Shield titles in 2012 and 2013, the most prestigious trophy in Indian youth cricket. In 2012, he scored 155 in the semi-final and 174 in the final match.[18] He trains and plays for MIG Cricket Club in Mumbai, where Arjun Tendulkar, son of Sachin, is a teammate.[8]

In April 2012, Shaw was invited to England to play for Cheadle Hulme School in Manchester and scored 1,446 runs during a two-month stay. He scored a century on debut.[19] and averaged 84. He also took 68 wickets.[13] During his time in Manchester, Prithvi made several appearances for local side High Lane Cricket club.

In 2013 Prithvi Shaw played for Cryptics Vs. Middleton Stoney Cricket Club in Oxfordshire. He opened the batting and scored 68 in under 10 overs before a change of pace in English conditions led to his dismissal, caught off the bowling of Professor Paul Wordsworth. In this time, his opening partner had reached just 7 runs. He also bowled, taking 3 wickets for 1 run in 5 overs and completed a runout.[20]

After once scoring 73 runs against a side from the Julian Wood Cricket Academy in England, the academy's founder, Julian Wood, offered Shaw a trip to England in May 2013 and a stint at the academy.[14] On 6 February 2017, while playing in his fifth ODI for India under-19s, he scored his first century at under-19 level.[21]

He made his List A debut for Mumbai in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 25 February 2017.[22] In November 2017 in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, he scored his second consecutive century, and his fourth in five first-class matches since his debut, batting for Mumbai.[23] He scored his first List A century against Leicestershire on 19 June 2018 and scored 132 runs.[24] In October 2018, he was named in India A's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.[25]

Indian Premier LeagueEdit

In January 2018, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils in the 2018 IPL auction for ₹ 1.2 crores.[26][27] On 23 April 2018, Shaw became the youngest player to open batting in the Indian Premier League history at the age of 18 and 165 days while playing for Delhi Daredevils during their match against Kings XI Punjab.[28] He also had an impressive IPL debut scoring 22 runs in 10 balls.[29]

On 27 April 2018, Prithvi Shaw notched up his first IPL fifty against the Kolkata Knight Riders and went on to become the joint youngest player to score an IPL fifty along with Sanju Samson (in 18 years and 169 days).[30] His blistering knock of 62 runs helped Delhi Daredevils secure a comfortable 55-run victory against KKR.[31]

National recordEdit

In November 2013, Shaw established a new record of 546 runs from 330 balls playing for Rizvi Springfield in a Harris Shield match.[32] It was the highest score in Indian schools cricket until the record was surpassed by Pranav Dhanawade on 4 January 2016 and is presently the 4th highest score by any batsman in any form of the organised game. Only AEJ Collins's 628* in 1899 and Charles Eady's 566 in 1901 are higher.[33][34]

Previously the highest score recorded by an Indian in any form of registered competitive cricket was 515 by Dadabhoy Havewala in 1933.[35]

Shaw's innings lasted six hours and seven minutes and contained 85 fours and five sixes before he was caught and bowled. Rizvi scored 991 runs having bowled out their opponents, St Francis d'Assisi, for 93.[36]

The innings attracted significant media attention, particularly as it came only four days after the official retirement from international cricket of Tendulkar, who had scored 326 in the same tournament in 1988. "Less than a week after India bid its final farewell to the Little Master, the Master’s Apprentice conjured an innings of almost supernatural brilliance," wrote Howard Swains in a Freaky Good Futures profile of Shaw.[36]

International careerEdit

In August 2018, he was called up to India's Test squad for the final two Tests against England, but he did not play.[37] In September 2018, he was named in India's Test squad for their series against the West Indies.[38] He made his Test debut against West Indies on 4 October 2018.[39] In that match, he scored his maiden century in Tests and became the youngest batsman to make a Test century on debut for India (18 years and 319 days).[40][41] India won the second Test by ten wickets, with Shaw being named the Player of the Series.[42] In January 2020, Shaw was named in India's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against New Zealand.[43] He made his ODI debut for India, against New Zealand, on 5 February 2020.[44]


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