Six young players who remind us of legends

It isn't everyday that we cricket fans get to relive the legends of yesteryear.

Sachin Tendulkar of India Glenn McGrath
Sachin Tendulkar of India hits a six off the bowling of Glen McGrath of Australia during the ICC Knockout Tournament. (Photo by Tom Shaw/ALLSPORT)

Comparisons are quite common in cricket. It is nothing new for the fans to compare their favourite cricketers with some of the legends of the game. Players from the same eras or different eras are often compared. Their style of play and stats are taken into consideration and there are various debates and discussions about the same.

We have earlier witnessed players like Sachin Tendulkar being compared with legends like Sir Don Bradman. Similarly, we find some noteworthy comparisons with this generation of players as well. Here are six young, modern-day players who remind us of some of the legends of the game:

1. Prithvi Shaw – Sachin Tendulkar

Prithvi Shaw batting
Prithvi Shaw batting. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sachin Tendulkar is considered as one of the greatest players to ever have played the game. There was something very special about this legend that prompted the selectors to pick him in the Indian team at just 16. Since then, there has been no looking back for this man and he holds countless records.

Same is the case with the young Prithvi Shaw. He has grabbed everyone’s attention right at his school level and then people started recognising his talent more as he led India in the U-19 World Cup 2018. Shaw’s style of play is quite similar to Sachin. His cover drives and straight drives are exactly like the way Sachin plays them. People started comparing him with the legend ever since the U-19 WC. Furthermore, he continued to impress cricket fans with his performances at the IPL this year. There is still a lot to come from this youngster and will be quite exciting.

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