The young Indian protege Prithvi Shaw witnessed a spectacular entry into international cricket, earning him a place alongside legends like Sachin Tendulkar as one of the youngest players to score a Test century. However, a string of inconsistent performances led to his sidelining. Undeterred, Prithvi continues to showcase his undeniable talent.
Recently, the 23-year-old delivered a remarkable performance, smashing a double century for Northamptonshire in the ongoing Royal One Day Cup, etching his name in the record books. Shaw’s breathtaking knock of 244 runs from 153 balls marked a significant milestone as he became the first Indian to achieve a double century in List A cricket on English soil.
Though unaware of his historic feat at the time, the Mumbai prodigy expressed his joy and determination. In an interview with the Times of India, Shaw remarked, “Oh am I? I didn’t know that. But, it feels great and hopefully, I can score more.”
The young cricketer’s approach remains focused on each game individually. He emphasized his commitment to contributing runs for the team’s success. “I try not to think too much and take each game at a time. My main priority when I bat is to score runs for my team and make the team win games. But, I feel I am hitting the ball well and I hope that my runs do the talking,” Shaw affirmed.
Prithvi Shaw said “I hope my runs do the talking – my priority is to score runs & win games for my team”. [TOI] pic.twitter.com/v4ALyAedUK
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Prior to his record-setting double century in England, Prithvi had experienced a relatively average domestic season, struggling to find his rhythm. During IPL 2023, he managed only 106 runs in eight matches with an average below his usual standard at 13.25.
Nevertheless, he demonstrated resilience by scoring 65 runs in the Duleep Trophy game against South Zone before journeying to the United Kingdom, where he made an emphatic return to form.
Acknowledging the importance of adapting to diverse conditions as a modern cricketer, Prithvi Shaw mentioned the initial challenges of England’s cold and rainy weather, for which he even wore jumpers to stay warm. Grateful for the opportunity given by his friend Brindon Bagirathan and Northamptonshire CCC, Shaw’s main focus remains on contributing to Northampton’s victories and letting his performances speak for themselves.