In the modern day cricketing world comparisons have become norm and every second players indulges into some intriguing discussions. Another correlation recently evaporated in the Indian cricketing arenas with the emergence of young Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw. On his international debut, Shaw smashed a brilliant hundred against the Windies in the first Test of the three-match series. He impressed everyone with his dazzling stroke-making and aggressive attitude. For his fantastic performance in the series, the right hander was also adjudged as the Man of the Series.
I think his maturity is amazing
In his first-ever international series, Shaw amassed a fabulous tally of 237 runs at a phenomenal average of 118.5 which also includes a fifty and blazing century knock. He had entered the international scenes after piling loads of runs in the various domestic competitions. Shaw also captained the Indian Under-19 team during the 2018 victorious Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand.
After his brilliant hundred in the first Test against the Windies, the comparisons with former legendary Indian cricketers, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag started ringing in. And now the most recent person to once again start the discussion is former West Indian batting legend Brian Lara. During a recent conversation, Lara noted that he feels that Prithvi has got the flair in his batting style, which former Indian cricketer, Virender Sehwag had as well. He also mentioned that it is unbelievable to watch Shaw’s amazing maturity.
“I see more of Virender Sehwag in Prithvi Shaw’s style of batting and think his maturity is amazing. I saw him play against the West Indies last October and he scored a lot of runs. It’s wonderful to see a young player on Indian soil doing so well. He travelled to Australia but unfortunately could not play, because of an injury,” said Brian Lara.
He is already a ‘senior player’
Shaw is currently playing for the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the ongoing 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He recently composed a magnificent knock of 99 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). After a great first season, Shaw was retained by the Delhi-based franchisee for the 2019 edition.
“I think he has been in the IPL for a couple of years and is a senior player already. A lot is expected of him, he is in a big man’s game now and has got to do what is necessary,” the former Windies cricketer concluded.