Is Prithvi, the cricketing prodigy next Sachin Tendulkar? It is a new question that has yet again started hogging headlines after commentator Ian Bishop compared his strokeplay with Master Blaster.
As the U-19 captain Prithvi Shaw continues to make waves in the cricketing world, former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop couldn’t help gushing over his suave batting skills. Commenting to a Shaw drive off the front foot, Bishop said the shot from the 18-year-old reminded him of the great Sachin Tendulkar. “That is Tendulkar!” the 50-year-old said.
Prithvi Shaw has already engraved his name in India’s domestic circuit after his outstanding performance for Mumbai. The batting whizz, Prithvi played a brilliant innings scoring 94 as India put 328 runs on board.
Shaw, who has just started off is all set to create new milestones. India under-19 team have kickstarted the world cup by beating Australia by 100 runs.
Shaw’s inning festooned with some classy cricketing shots bewildered the fans. Similar to batting legend Tendulkar’s pocket-sized shape, Shaw perfectly timed the ball and left Ian awed. Guided by ‘the wall’, Rahul Dravid, and led by Prithvi Shaw, people have got all the right reasons to set high hopes for this U-19 team.
Twitteratis took a bow and applauded Prithvi for his remarkable performance:
— Gav Joshi (@Gampa_cricket) January 14, 2018
After watching today's innings of #PrithviShaw I can confidently say that we r not far from getting another @sachin_rt . His cover drive and pull is quite similar to @sachin_rt . @vikrantgupta73 @BCCI
— vj?? (@indiafirstly) January 14, 2018
— Dhoni ♥ (@ImJaGyA) January 14, 2018
— Kamalesh Jawahar (@KamaleshJawahar) January 14, 2018
Special innings by a Special batsman.. #PrithviShaw
— sushrut_oza (@sushrut_oza) January 14, 2018
— Prahalad (@prahaladkobla) January 14, 2018
Prithvi Shaw looks so special. Brilliant 94 and a really solid start for India. Cheering for the boys, for many of whom this is a significant event in their endeavour to be India Cricketers. Well played next Hitman #PrithviShaw #INDvAUS #U19CWC
— Niranjan sharma (@IMniranjan791) January 14, 2018
Twitter didn’t miss to take a dig when Prithvi went back to pavilion falling six runs short of a century and compared with Sachin’s fate of getting out in the nervous 90s.