Prithvi Shaw at the age of 18, became one of the youngest Indians to score a century on his Test debut, when he scored 134 against West Indies at Rajkot.
However, Shaw Sr (Pankaj Shaw) stay put at his Juhu residence and was content with watching Prithvi's biggest moment on TV. "I am not going to Rajkot. I prefer being at home," Pankaj told mid-day over the phone before the Test began.
In pic: Prithvi Shaw with father Pankaj
Some of Pankaj's friends from Mumbai were present at the stadium to cheer for Prithvi while the nervous father was probably remain indoors back home, completely shutting himself off from everything else going on outside, just like he did when Prithvi led India to the U-19 World Cup title in New Zealand earlier this year.
Prithvi Shaw has dedicated all his triumphs on the cricket field to his father Pankaj, who has played a major role in coaching the youngster from a tender age
In pic: Prithvi Shaw with father Pankaj
Not many people know, but Prithvi Shaw lost his mother at the tender age of four. His father Pankaj Shaw has played the role of father and mother to the young lad ever since.
In pic: Prithvi Shaw posted this picture with his father. He captioned, “It doesn’t matter what’s in front of him.....as long he knows who’s behind him#myrealhero Dad”
Prithvi Shaw was born in Virar, Maharasthra. 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. He also receives sponsorship from Indian Oil
In pic: Prithvi Shaw with a friend
Prithvi Shaw is also the India national under-19 cricket team captain who plays for Middle Income Group (MIG) Cricket Club in Mumbai and was the captain of Rizvi Springfield High School and the Mumbai under-16 team.
He is a right hand batsman and right-arm off-spin bowler all rounder whose abilities as a cricketing prodigy have led to repeated comparisons with Sachin Tendulkar. Shaw is widely tipped to become a full India international soon
Prithvi Shaw earned a 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
Prithvi Shaw made his first-class debut for Mumbai in the semi-finals of the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy on 1 January 2017. He scored a century in the second innings and was man of the match.
In December 2017, Prithvi Shaw was named captain of India's squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He eventually led India to win the trophy
Prithvi Shaw was a central figure in the documentary film Beyond All Boundaries and has travelled to England twice to further his cricketing education
In November 2013, Prithvi Shaw 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 surprassed by Pranav Dhanawade on 4 January 2016.
In pic: Prithvi Shaw at Shirdi temple
Prithvi Shaw has earned a deal worth Rs 36 lakh with the brand SG, which has been endorsed by stalwarts like Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag in the past
Prithvi Shaw shared this picture with his role model Sachin Tendulkar, he captioned “I still remember those moments those days and talks with sir,which gives me confidence.”
U-19 World Cup Cricket Indian team Captain Prithvi Shaw greets Yuva Sena Chief Aditya Thackrey at Matoshree in Mumbai. Shiv Sena Party Chief Uddhav Thackrey is also seen. (Pic/PTI)
India U-19 coach Rahul Dravid and skipper Prithvi Shaw during a training session ahea dof the U-19 World Cup final against Australia. Pic/ICC
Prithvi Shaw loves playing snooker while he is not playing cricket, he captioned, “You know my name,Not my story. You've heard what I have done, Not what I have been through.”
Prithvi Shaw shared this picture of himself wearing the Indian cricket team jersey, he captioned, “It's time to play for my country again I m ready for it..#Asia#cup#All#set”
Prithvi Shaw captured in this picture with Indian badminton stalwarts Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu, he captioned, “Don’t have any words for these two legends @srikanth_kidambi and @pvsindhu1 making our country proud and it was a proud moment for me as well to get a award for the emerging cricket of the year.Thanku to @baselineventures for supporting all three of us
Indian cricket’s future snapped together in one picture, Prithvi Shaw captioned this picture with Rishabh Pant as, “BECAUSE I HAVE A BROTHER I WILL ALWAYS HAVE A FRIEND”
In good company! Prithvi Shaw with Australian batting legend Ricky Ponting, Shaw captioned, “Cool as cucumber!! when I get to learn from the best in the business #BOSS#delhidaredevils#RICKYPONTING SIR #master of the pullshot# Respect.”
Prithvi Shaw got this picture clicked with one of his idols Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Prithvi Shaw captioned, “It’s always a greatest feeling standing with legend”
A lion cub standing in front of a lion, Prithvi Shaw captioned, ““I’m looking in the the Eye of a Lion”
U-19 India coach Rahul Dravid has played an important role of shaping Prithvi Shaw’s formative years as a cricketer.
In pic: Rahul Dravid with Prithvi Shaw
18-year-old Mumbai lad, Prithvi Shaw made a heroic debut against West Indies after he became the youngest Indian to score a century on Test debut. He reached his century off 99 balls and eventually got out after scoring 134. Do you know why Prithvi Shaw's father did not go to Rajkot to watch his debut Test from the stands? To know this and other interesting facts, here's a look at Prithvi Shaw's journey so far, in pictures
(pictures courtesy- Prithvi Shaw Instagram/Mid-day images)
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