Prithvi Shaw promises not to let down his idol Sachin Tendulkar
Shaw scored a wonderful 134 on debut.
Updated - Oct 5, 2018 2:42 pm
India Test opener Prithvi Shaw has promised not to let down former Indian cricketer and his idol Sachin Tendulkar. Shaw made his international debut on Thursday against the Windies. Shortly after being handed his maiden Test cap by the skipper Virat Kohli, the youngster went out to open the innings for Team India. Despite losing his partner KL Rahul at the other end, Prithvi Shaw scored at a brisk rate and soon got to a half-century.
He went to Lunch on Day 1 just 20 odd away from a dream century to kick off his international career. Shaw didn’t take too long to get the remainder of the runs and was clearly elated at having achieved a staggering feat. The 18-year old became the second youngest Indian to score a Test century on debut.
Tendulkar’s praise means a lot
Obviously, there were lots of celebrations in the dressing room after his brilliant knock. But before all of that, Prithvi Shaw came on camera to thank his idol and cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar for his praises. Shaw has been repeatedly compared to Tendulkar for his fearlessness and for the records he has achieved as a young cricketer. Soon after his century, Sachin Tendulkar tweeted, “Lovely to see such an attacking knock in your first innings, @prithvishaw! Continue batting fearlessly. #INDvWI”
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 4, 2018
Blessed and ecstatic at the Little Master’s praises, Prithvi Shaw said, “Thank you so much Sachin sir, it means a lot to me and all those tips you have given to me when I was young, I am making sure that I won’t let you down.”
Twitter applauds, @PrithviShaw reacts!
Watch the youngster react to tweets from the legends of the game – by @28anand
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 4, 2018
The Mumbai batsman was eventually dismissed for 134, having struck as many as 19 boundaries. India are in a commanding position in the first Test in Rajkot as they have posted a mammoth total of 649 runs in the first innings.