MCA announces cash prize of INR 25 lakhs for local boy Prithvi Shaw

MCA announces cash prize of INR 25 lakhs for local boy Prithvi Shaw

The batsman was in splendid form with the bat as he led his team to victory in the World Cup.

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Indian U19 skipper Prithvi Shaw. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

The Indian U19 team went on to win the World Cup for the record fourth time. Prithvi Shaw joined the list of Indian captains after Mohammed Kaif, Virat Kohli and Unmukt Chand to hold the coveted trophy. Their coach Rahul Dravid who has been working really hard with this bunch for the last 14 months was elated after the team’s victory.

Alongside the wishes, it was the cash prizes that started flowing in. The BCCI announced a prize of INR 50 lakhs to the coach Rahul Dravid, INR 30 lakhs to each player and INR 20 lakhs to each member of support staff. The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) also announced a cash prize for local boy Shaw who led the team to glory.

MCA announce cash reward

The Mumbai Cricket Association decided to reward cricketer Prithvi Shaw with INR 25 lakhs. The batsman was in splendid form with the bat as he led his team to victory in the World Cup. The same was announced on Twitter as MCA President Ashish Shelar tweeted, “Many congrats to the U 19 team. On behalf of @MumbaiCricAssoc MCA prize of Rs 25 lakh to the captain & Mumbaikar Prithvi Shaw! Hope it encourages teenage talents!!,”

He further expressed his happiness in another tweet. It was a big stage for the youngsters to show their potential and no doubt, they came out with flying colours.

He further stated, “World Champions – once again ! Congratulations 2 our U19 cricket team for a masterly performance, #PrithviShaw made Mumbai proud 2day !”

Chasing a target of 217, Manjot Kalra rose to the occasion with a spectacular hundred. Opening the innings with skipper Shaw, both got the team off to a tremendous start. He later combined with the Player Of The Tournament Shubman Gill for a 60-run partnership. Finally, it was him and Harvik Desai who saw India through with 8 wickets in hand.