There is something about the city of Mumbai and its ability to produce quality batsmen since the inception of cricket. Some legendary batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Vinod Kambli came from the city and now it’s time to brace up for another talented youngster.
Yes, we are talking about no one but the talented Prithvi Shaw, who has impressed one and all with his swashbuckling century on Duleep Trophy debut. The record was previously held by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Shaw smashed as many as 154 runs for India Red during their Duleep Trophy final against India Blue. His ton helped the team to reach the total of 317/5 on the opening day of the match. However, he came into the limelight after he scored a surprising 546 off 330 balls in a school match in Mumbai, recording the third highest score in any form of cricket.
The youngster also demonstrated a decent form in the recently-concluded tour of England while playing for India’s Under-19 team in the five One-Day matches. He scored 21, 48, 26, 13 and 52 in the series. The Mumbai lad has played two first-class matches so far, scoring 239 runs at an average of 59.75. He has one century and one half-century to his name.