Twitter Can’t Get Enough of Prithvi Shaw’s U-19 WC Innings Vs Aus
Just a year after his debut, 18-year-old cricketer from Mumbai, Prithvi Shaw is leading India in the U-19 World Cup being held in New Zealand. Follow live updates here.
Having clinched the world cup three times before, India hopes to bag its fourth title under the leadership of Shaw, coached by veteran Indian batsman Rahul Dravid.
Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra gave India a great start with their 180-run partnership. However, both fell short of individual centuries as Shaw got out at 94, just six runs short while Kalra got out fourteen runs short of his century at 86.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to the young talent:
Prithvi Steals the Show
Fans were quick to hail Shaw’s prowess, with many labelling him the most promising talent in Indian cricket at the moment. Following in the footsteps of likes of Mohammed Kaif and Virat Kohli, high expectations rode on the 18-year-old and he delivered, scoring 94 in the first match to give India the boost it needed to cross the 300-runs mark.
Others Jumped on the ‘Prithvi is the Next Sachin’ Bandwagon
Ahead of the match, Shaw told PTI: "We've been here a week now, played a couple of games. Everything has gone well, the preparation of the team has been good. Our goal is obviously to win the World Cup but at the same time we are looking forward to our first game," he said.
Rahul Dravid, who has been at the helm of U-19 and India A squad for some time, told the news wire service: “We’ve been playing some very good cricket of late, so rather than focusing on individuals and naming a few people, at this age we really believe that every one of these kids is talented”. “They've got the ability to go on and do well in this tournament, and not only in this tournament, but also to go on and play professional cricket and do well there," he was quoted as saying.
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