Dilip Vengsarkar gives a valuable piece of advice to young Prithvi Shaw

Dilip Vengsarkar gives a valuable piece of advice to young Prithvi Shaw

Not only has Prithvi Shaw slammed a ton on his Ranji Trophy Debut for Mumbai, but has also repeated the feat in his Duleep Trophy debut.

Prithvi Shaw celebrates his century
Prithvi Shaw celebrates his century. (Photo Source: Hindustan Times)

The Sports Journalists Association of Mumbai Awards Ceremony on Monday saw young cricketer, Prithvi Shaw get recognised for his abundant talent. Shaw was awarded with the “Junior Cricketer of the Year” title. Veteran Indian cricketer, Dilip Vengsarkar advised the youngster to stay riveted to his game to be able to play for India in the future.

17-year old Prithvi Shaw, on his part, has proved to be an exciting prospect for Indian Cricket even at such a young age. Not only has he slammed a ton on his Ranji Trophy Debut for Mumbai, but has also repeated the feat in his Duleep Trophy debut. The award function was supported by Star Sports and attended by several eminent personalities such as Maharashtra Sports Minister Vinod Tawde and former India player Pravin Amre.

Vengsarkar advises Prithvi Shaw to remain focused

Former Indian captain, Vengsarkar said at the award function at the Bombay Gymkhana, “I have not watched Prithvi much but heard so much of him, that he is a good player. If he works hard and stays focused he will play for India. (Former Mumbai selector) Milind Rege and (Former Mumbai coach) Chandrakant Pandit asked me who should we take. They said he (Shaw) is too young but he was given opportunity and in the first game he scored a hundred.” Imparting a golden piece of wisdom to the young lad, the former Chairman of selectors said.

“Consistency is important and you have to play every match as your first match and don’t look at short cuts. You are a young cricketer and there is money in the game so that can be disruptive. So stay focused,” he added according to quotes on First Post

List of winners of the SJAM Golden Jubilee Annual Awards 2017:

Sportsman of the Year: Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (Chess, Nashik) and Akash Chikte (Goalkeeper, Pune: Indian men’s hockey team).

Sportswoman of the Year: Aditi Dhumatkar (Swimming, Mumbai).

Junior Sportsman of the Year: Abhimanyu Puranik (Chess, Pune).

Junior Sportswoman of the Year: Rayna Saldhana (Swimming, Mumbai) and Diya Chitale (Table Tennis, Mumbai).

Sportsman of the Year (Indian Games): Prashant More (Carrom, Mumbai).

Cricketer of the Year: Kedar Jadhav (Pune).

Ranji Trophy Cricketer of the Year: Abhishek Nayar (Mumbai).

Woman Cricketer of the Year: Smriti Mandhana (Sangli).

Junior Cricketer of the Year: Prithvi Shaw (Mumbai).

Best Team of the Year: Mumbai Indians.

Special Team performance of the Year: Mumbai City FC.