Little Don of Indian Cricket

New Delhi, Feb 6: Nowadays India U-19 World Cup winning captain Prithvi Shaw is enjoying the limelight and praise of everyone. But, it was not an easy journey to achieve this for the captain.

Before he achieved success in Mount Maunganui by lifting the ICC U-19 World Cup as India captain, the little Shaw had a tough life in traveling from Virar to the Mumbai city (81 km).

Prithvi Shaw captained Rizvi Springfield to two Harris Shield titles in 2012 and 2013. In 2012, he scored 155 in the semi-final and 174 in the final.

In April 2012, Shaw was invited to England to play for Cheadle Hulme School in Manchester and grabbed the attention by scoring 1,446 runs during a two-month stay. He scored a century with an average of 84 and also took 68 wickets. 

First time Shaw grabbed media attention in 2013, when he became the highest scorer in Indian Schools cricket, establishing a record of 546 runs from 330 balls playing for Rizvi Springfield in a Harris Shield match. Meanwhile, the record was surpassed by Pranav Dhanawade who scored 1,009 runs in 323 balls in 2016. 

He made his List A debut for Mumbai in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2016-17 on 25 February 2017.

In November 2017 in the Ranji Trophy, he scored his second consecutive century, and his fourth in five first-class matches since his debut, batting for Mumbai.

This year, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils in the 2018 IPL auction for Rs 1.2 crores.

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