Prithvi Shaw credits his father for his fearless attitude
Shaw lost his mother when he was four years old.
Updated - Oct 28, 2018 7:12 pm
Indian batsman Prithvi Shaw is merely 18 years old, but he displays an unflinching attitude on the cricket pitch and doesn’t shy away from taking on the best in the business. He made his first-class debut back in January 2017 and has already donned the national colours in a couple of Test matches against the Windies last month. Prior to that, he got his maiden call-up in England.
Such has been his dominance at the domestic level that he has been compared to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. The right-hander scored 237 runs against Jason Holder’s men and captured the imaginations of the supporters. The current year has been like a fairytale for him. He started 2018 in a grand style, leading India U19 to victory in the World Cup in New Zealand.
Shaw thanks his father
He was thereafter blessed with a lucrative contract for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and he didn’t disappoint by any stretch of the imagination. The teenage sensation then performed for India ‘A’, which paved his way into the national team.
Shaw may travel to Australia for the four-match Test series, which gets underway in the first week of December. However, he has had his travails as an individual. Shaw lost his mother when he was four years old. It was his father Pankaj Shaw, who took the challenge of raising him and helping his son pursue his dreams of playing cricket.
Recently, Shaw took to the social media and expressed his gratitude towards his father for staying beside him in the hour of need and guiding him to become a fearless character. He took to Twitter and wrote, “HE KNOWS WHEN I AM STRUGGLING. He said you keep moving forward I have got your back, these words made me fearless in my work. #god #father,”
Here is Shaw’s heartfelt tweet
— Prithvi Shaw (@PrithviShaw) October 28, 2018