Prithvi Shaw | Biography, Career

About Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Pankaj Shaw is an Indian Cricketer who was born on Nov 9, 1999, in Virar (Thane), Maharashtra. He is a right-hand top-order batsman of India and a part-time right-arm off-break bowler as well. He has been a reputed first-class cricketer where he has an outstanding record.
Prithvi made the debut in the first-class cricket for Mumbai in the year 2017 on Jan 15. The match which was played between Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu at Rajkot, Gujarat. He also plays in the Indian Premier League from the Delhi Daredevils side.

Full Name Prithvi Pankaj Shaw
Born November 9,1999
Birth Place Thane, Maharashtra
Age (in 2018) 18 Years
Nationality Indian
Nickname Prithvi Missile

The performance of the Prithvi Shaw as a first-class cricketer has been great over the years and recently he rewarded when he got the opportunity to debut for India in Test Cricket. This 18-year old batsman vindicated his selection when he scored a scored a century in a test match and a half-century.

He is also one of the youngest debutant players to hit the century in the test cricket. Prithvi Shaw completes this century in just 99 balls in the very first match played in Rajkot against West Indies.
He broke the record of Abbas Ali Baig (Indian Cricketer) where he made the century against England in the year 1959 against England. In that match, he scored 134 runs after facing 154 balls in his innings. When Baig set that record, he was 20 years 131 days while Shaw was 18 years 329 days old when he scored these runs in Rajkot.

Prithvi Shaw was the hero of the Rajkot test where he also became the Man of the Match and he was included in the list of Man of the Match Award in his debutant match. After making the century and half-century, he also drew the attention from the former Indian players as well as the world cricketers.

One thing is absolutely true for Prithvi Shaw that he was the Steller from the outset and his records are sufficient to prove this point. This prodigy seems from the beginning when it starts playing as a Schoolboy.
Prithvi Pankaj Shaw has also been noticing as a future star of Indian Cricket by the former cricketers and spectators. The records of his School Cricket, First-Class Cricket, Indian Premier League (IPL), and performance in the International Test Matches so far have been phenomenal that shows the class of this batsman at such a young age.


The Career of Prithvi Shaw has been tremendous so far and he has been showing his talent in all formats of cricket from T20 to Test whether it is First Class or International Cricket. The first time, he got the fame in the Harris Shield Trophy when at the age just 14 he set a new individual record of 546 runs breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s decades-old record. This youngest smashed 85 boundaries and 5 sixes in the match.

After this grand success in early age, he was selected in the Ranji squad for Mumbai in the year 2017 and hit a century in his debut match and he also hit a great century when he played a Duleep Trophy debut match for his team in a 17 years 320 days of age.

The passion of playing cricket bulged when Prithvi used to play cricket with his father and friends at the beach. The unprecedented hunger of runs in every level of cricket compels persons to compare from Virat Kohli as well as the future star of Indian Cricket.

The Brian Lara Esque backlift, classy drives, and flicks of Shaw are excellent that drew an attention of cricket pundits. He has also been acknowledged as a future Virat Kohli due to his talent and dedication towards cricket. Prithvi is one of the youngest players after Sachin Tendulkar to hit a debut ton but the 4th youngest player in the world.

Prithvi was made the Under-19 captain of India in the year 2017 and he was the captain of Under-19 Cricket World Cup winning team. In his first Under-19 World Cup match in Australia, he played an outstanding inning of 94 runs facing 100 balls and declared Man of the Match. He was the top scorer in this match and India won that match by 100 runs.

Indian team holds the most winning record in Under 19 world cup this year and the team of Prithvi Shaw team was undefeated until the final. Indian Youth Team (U-19) became the world champion under his captaincy on Feb 3, 2018. Besides, Prithvi has also played the Mumbai Under 16 cricket for India.

Prithvi Shaw came to limelight in the year 2013 when he made unbeaten 546 runs in just 330 balls when he was playing from the ‘Rizvi Springfield High School’ side in the Harris Shield Cricket Tournament.

Prithvi Shaw Crickter

This was the Under 14 tournament that made him a sizzling player when he scored the new world record of runs since the beginning of the cricket in 1901. After this record of runs, Prithvi was awarded by the cash of the Rs 36 lakh with SG which is endorsed by the great Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, and Virender Sehwag.

Pranav Dhanawade surpasses this record of Prithvi Shaw on Jan 4, 2016, when he made 1009 runs. Prithvi Shaw has got a deal worth Rs 36 lakh with SG, which has been endorsed by stalwarts like Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, and Virender Sehwag in the past.

Prithvi Shaw was also rewarded when he picked for the England Tour for last two test matches after a sizzling performance in First Class Cricket and the world cup as well. But unfortunately, he couldn’t make his place in the Last Eleven in those two matches.

After all, he was selected in all matches against Windies in the home and he proved his selection correct influencing the selectors as well as the spectators. He made his debut in Rajkot on October 4th, 2018 and hit a century in his very first test match playing an aggressive Inning.


The footwork of Prithvi Shaw against the short-pitch bowling is elegant, unlike many Indian cricketers. Though he likes playing for short-pitch balls, he is still to be tested in fast pitches like Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand.

His bottom hand is great for fearsome cuter and impact pull shot. His acute speed of the bat gives him an effective drive but he needs to learn that drive depends on the condition so he will have to make feasible himself according to the conditions such as in England. But he has ample time to make his batting flawless.

The fielding side of Prithvi is a weak point in the initial stage of his career but he will learn it with time. Shaw has the immense potential in his batting that his dedication with the hard work toward cricket makes him able a consistent performer and he has also shown it in the first class cricket.

If Prithvi Shaw gets the correct guidance and sufficient chances in the upcoming years in International Cricket, he is going to become the next future star of the Indian Cricket that exactly shows in his batting prodigy.


Prithvi Shaw completed his initial schooling from A. V. S. Vidyamandir, Virar, Mumbai while he later went to Rizvi Springfield High School, Mumbai. Now, he is doing his graduation from Rizvi College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai, India.
Prithvi received the offer of Amitabh Arun Parekh (AAP) Entertainment Limited when he was just 11-year old. In this offer, he had to shift in Mumbai and could continue study along with the cricket. So he was encouraged by his father and he gave the permission to his son to pursue his career in the cricket.

His Cricket Career:

First Class:

Prithvi Shaw has been set the various records in the first-class cricket so far from his debut in Jan 2017 against Tamil Nadu. In this match, Prithvi was declared Man of the Match. In the year 2017, he also made a debut in List A cricket against Gujarat in the Vijay Hazare Tournament at Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Match Innings Runs HS Avg SR 1000 50
Test 2 3 237 134 118.5 94.05 1 1
IPL 9 9 245 65 27.22 153.12 - 2

Indian Premier League (IPL):

Currently, Prithvi Shaw is playing from the Delhi Daredevils side. He became one of the youngest players to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) when he was selected for DD. Prithvi Shaw was picked by the franchise for INR 1.2 Crore in the year 2018.

Prithvi scored 22 runs facing 10 balls in the very first match of Delhi Daredevils and it was a glorious inning. His formidable footwork showed the example of his outstanding batting in the IPL and the outclass batting has an immaculate consistency that made him a favorite player for his franchise Delhi Daredevils.

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