“Being in England was a great feeling. When I landed, I was a Hindi speaking tapori kid. But in two months, my whole personality changed. I have learnt the importance of being punctual and also to speak the way the Brit kids do,” said the 13-year-old when he addressed a media conference at the MIG Club in Bandra yesterday.
Shaw attended summer semester at the Cheadle Hulme School (Manchester) and played cricket with various teams from Bramhall and Lancashire. The all-rounder scored 1446 runs and bagged 68 wickets there. “I struggled a lot in the first two weeks to adjust to the wet conditions there, but eventually adapted to the slow and wet wickets. As I was short they used to bully me,” said Shaw with a smile.