Prithvi Shaw is the captain of the Indian Under-19 cricket team, which won the 2018 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He’s been dubbed “India’s next Sachin Tendulkar.” Prithvi Shaw Wiki includes information such as his height, weight, age, girlfriend, caste, family, biography, and more.
Prithvi Pankaj Shaw was born in Virar, Maharashtra, India on November 9, 1999. His father enrolled him in a cricket academy in Virar, Maharashtra, when he was only three years old. He lost his mother when he was four years old. His father owns a fabric company at the time, but he sells it to concentrate solely on his son Prithvi’s cricket career.
At the beach near the JW Marriott, Prithvi used to play cricket with his friends and father. He received a contract offer from AAP Entertainment Limited when he was 11 years old, allowing him to move to Mumbai with his father to pursue his cricket studies.
He stands at 5′ 7″ tall and weighs around 55 kilogrammes. His eyes are dark brown, and his hair is black.
Family, Caste & Girlfriend
Pankaj Shaw’s son, Prithvi Shaw, was born into a middle-class Hindu-Vaisya family. His mother died when he was four years old, and his father was left to raise him alone. He was born in Mumbai and raised there, but his roots are in Gaya, Bihar.
He attended A.V.S. Vidyamandir in Virar, Mumbai, and Rizvi Springfield High School in Mumbai for his education. He is currently pursuing his graduation at Mumbai’s Rizvi College of Arts, Science, and Commerce. In 2013, he shot to prominence when he scored 546 runs in just 330 balls for Rizvi Springfield High School in the Harris Shield Cricket Tournament. He also played cricket for Mumbai’s Under-14, Under-16, and Under-19 teams.
He made his first-class debut for Mumbai against Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy tournament in Rajkot, Gujarat, in January 2017, and was named man of the match. He made his List A debut against Gujarat in the Vijay Hazare Trophy tournament in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, in the same year.
In 2017, he was appointed captain of the India U-19 cricket team for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, and he played his first Youth One-Day International against Australia, scoring 94 off 100 balls and winning man of the match honours.
Under his captaincy, India U-19 lifted the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup on February 3, 2018.
He made his Test debut against the West Indies in Rajkot on 4 October 2018, scoring his first century and later being named Player of the Series. He made his ODI debut against New Zealand at Seddon Park on February 5, 2020.
Records & Achievements
- In an official inter-school match, he was the first schoolboy cricketer to score 500 or more runs (546 runs from 330 balls playing for Rizvi Springfield in a Harris Shield match).
- After Hanif Mohammad, Jeff Stollmeyer, Tamim Iqbal, and Imran Farhat, he is the youngest Indian and fifth overall opener to score a 50 on Test debut.
- In the Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, and Test cricket, he was the first Indian cricketer to score a century on debut.
- On his Test debut, he became the 15th Indian and 106th overall player to score a century.
- On Test debut, he became the second youngest Indian (after Sachin Tendulkar) and the seventh overall to score a century (18 years 329 days).
- In total, he is the 13th-youngest Indian cricketer to play a Test match.
- Sachin Tendulkar is his idol.
- Govinda is his favourite actor, and Deepika Padukone is his favourite actress.
- He loves listening to Arijit Singh in his spare time.
- He coaches and plays cricket for Mumbai’s MIG (Middle Income Group) Cricket Club.
- Santosh Pingulkar and Rahul Dravid were his coaches.
- His India U-19 jersey number is 100.
- He enjoys making dubsmash videos.
- For the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, the Delhi Daredevils paid Rs 1.2 crore for him.
- He was seen using a bat with an autograph of Virat Kohli during a match against Punjab in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in December 2019.