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Prithvi Shaw Biography – Career | Records | Rumours | Controversies

Prithvi Shaw Biography: The Bihar born right handed cricketer came under the radar when he scored 546 runs in the Harris Shield Cricket Tournament in 2013. Shaw travelled through a lot of hurdles and become a player who changed his life style with his hardwork and dedication in cricket.

Shaw loses his mother when he was just 4 year after which he shifted his whole focus towards the game which he loved the most. Shaw becomes the second cricketer to score a Test century century on debut after the legend Sachin Tendulkar.

Shaw becomes the 6th player to win the player of the match on Test debut. Check out Prithvi Shaw Biography along with this cricket journey from losing his mother in his childhood age to become a promising opening batsman of the Indian cricket team.

Shaw receiving award from Sachin Tendulkar
Shaw receiving award from Sachin Tendulkar

Prithvi Shaw Biography Overview

Full Name
Prithvi Pankaj Shaw
Nick Name Shaw
Date of Birth November 09, 1999
Birth Place
Gaya, Bihar
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
School: A.V.S Vidhyamandir, Virar, Mumbai
School: Rizvi Springfield High School, Mumbai
College: Rizvi College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai
Religion Hindu
Nationality Indian
Martial Status Unmarried
Father – Pankaj Shaw
Mother – Name Not Known
Girlfriend Prachi Singh(Rumoured)
Profession Cricketer
Role Batsman
Batting Style
Right-hand bat
Bowling Style
Right-arm off-break
Teams Played
India U19, Mumbai, India U23, India Red, India A, Indian Board Presidents XI, Delhi Capitals, Rest of India, India, Board Presidents XI, North Mumbai Panthers
FC – Tamil Nadu vs Mumbai at Rajkot – January 01 – 05, 2017
List A – Mumbai vs Gujarat at Chennai – February 25, 2017
T20 – Kings XI vs Daredevils at Delhi – April 23, 2018
International Debut
Test – India vs West Indies at Rajkot – October 04 – 06, 2018
ODI – New Zealand vs India at Hamilton – February 05, 2020
T20I – Sri Lanka vs India at Colombo (RPS) – July 25, 2021
Favourite Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
Coach – Santosh Pingulkar
Mentor – Rahul Dravid

Prithvi Shaw Early Life

  • Prithvi was born on November 9, 1999, in Thane, Maharashtra, India in a Bihari family. Prithvi Shaw’s hometown is Gaya, Bihar.
  • His family moved to Thane, Maharashtra in search of employment.
  • Prithvi Shaw started playing cricket at the age of 3
  • When he was 4 years old, his mother passed away, which created a big void in his life, and in order to overcome it, he shifted his focus towards cricket.
  • His father sacrificed a lot for his career as he shut down his flourishing garment business, where he used to purchase the garment from wholesalers and sell it in Surat and Baroda.
  • Moreover, for around 3 years, his family survived on his father’s savings.
  • Their financial crisis started fading away when he started getting scholarships, and Shiv Sena party MLA, Sanjay Potnis provide him a home in Vakola, which was close to Prithvi’s training ground in Bandra.
  • In 2001, AAP entertainment offered a contract to Shaw that let his family shift to Mumbai from Thane where he continued his study and cricketing education.
  • He completed his schooling at A.V.S. Vidyamandir, Virar, Mumbai, and Rizvi Springfield High School, Mumbai.
  • Subsequently, he finished his college degree from Rizvi College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai.
  • His father got him enrolled in a cricket academy in Virar, Mumbai when he was just 3 years of age.
  • In that academy, he learned all kinds of cricketing skills under the proper guidance of coaches. He also received sponsorship from Indian Oil.
  • Shaw was a central figure in the documentary film Beyond All Boundaries and has twice selected to travel to England to further his cricketing education.
  • Shaw has earned a deal worth Rs 36 lakh with Sanspareils Greenlands (SG), which has been endorsed by stalwarts like Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, and Virender Sehwag in the past.
Prithvi Shaw with his father Pankaj Shaw
Prithvi Shaw with his father Pankaj Shaw

Prithvi Shaw Domestic Career

  • Shaw played for the Middle Income Group (MIG) Cricket Club in Mumbai and was the captain of Rizvi Springfield High School and the Mumbai under-16 team.
  • In November 2013, he had set the highest score by any batsman in any organised form of cricket since 1901 when he hit 546 in a Harris Shield elite division match.
  • Shaw captained Rizvi Springfield to two Harris Shield titles in 2012 and 2013, the most prestigious trophy in Indian youth cricket.
  • In 2012, he scored 155 in the semi-final and 174 in the final match.
  • Shaw trains and plays for MIG Cricket Club in Mumbai, where Arjun Tendulkar, son of Sachin, is a teammate.
  • In April 2012, Shaw was invited to England to play for Cheadle Hulme School in Manchester and scored 1,446 runs during a two-month stay.
  • He scored a century on debut and averaged 84. He also took 68 wickets.
  • During his time in Manchester, Prithvi made several appearances for the local side High Lane Cricket Club.
  • In 2013, Prithvi Shaw played for Cryptics vs. Middleton Stoney Cricket Club in Oxfordshire.
  • He opened the batting and scored 68 in under 10 overs before a change of pace in English conditions led to his dismissal, caught off the bowling of Professor Paul Wordsworth.
  • In this time, Shaw’s opening partner had reached just 7 runs.
  • He also bowled, taking 3 wickets for 1 run in 5 overs, and completed a runout.
  • After once scoring 73 runs against a side from the Julian Wood Cricket Academy in England, the academy’s founder, Julian Wood, offered Shaw a trip to England in May 2013 and a stint at the academy.
  • On 6 February 2017, while playing in his fifth ODI for India under-19s, he scored his first century at under-19 level.
  • Shaw made his List A debut for Mumbai in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 25 February 2017.
  • In November 2017, in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, he scored his second consecutive century, and his fourth in five first-class matches since his debut, batting for Mumbai.
  • Shaw scored his first List A century against Leicestershire on 19 June 2018 and scored 132 runs.
  • In October 2018, he was named in India A’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.
  • In February 2021, Prithvi Shaw scored an unbeaten double-century (227* off 152) against Pondicherry in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
  • Shaw’s 227* is currently the best individual score within the tournament’s history.
  • Prithvi Shaw, after scoring 227* vs Pondicherry in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, now has the highest List A score by a captain in Men’s cricket.
  • He scored 827 runs in the same tournament which is the most runs in a single season.

Prithvi Shaw International Career

Test Career

  • In August 2018, Shaw was called up to India’s Test squad for the final two Tests against England, but he did not play.
  • In September 2018, he was named in India’s Test squad for their series against the West Indies.
  • Shaw made his Test debut against West Indies on 4 October 2018.
      • In that match, he scored his maiden century in Tests and became the youngest batsman to make a Test century on debut for India (18 years and 319 days).
      • India won the second Test by ten wickets, with Shaw being named the Player of the Series.
  • In February 2020, he was also selected for Test series In New Zealand and scored one half-century in the 4 innings he Played In that series.
  • In 2020, Shaw was selected in the Test squad for the Australian tour.
  • In December 2020, Shaw had a poor performance in the first Test against Australia, scoring 0 and 4 in which his batting technique was questioned and was dropped in the next match.
  • In July 2021, Shaw was called up as a replacement to India’s Test squad for their series but did not play so against England.
Prithvi Shaw and Gill
Prithvi Shaw and Gill

ODI Career

  • In January 2020, Shaw was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against New Zealand
  • He made his ODI debut for India, against New Zealand, on 5 February 2020.
  • In June 2021, he was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against Sri Lanka.
      • He scored 43 runs off 24 balls in the first ODI of the 3-match series.

T20I Career

  • In June 2021, he was named in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against Sri Lanka.
  • He made his T20I debut on 25 July 2021, for India against Sri Lanka.

IPL Career

  • In January 2018, Shaw was bought by the Delhi Daredevils in the 2018 IPL auction for ₹ 1.2 crores.
  • On 23 April 2018, Shaw became the youngest player to open the batting in the Indian Premier League history at the age of 18 and 165 days while playing for Delhi Daredevils during their match against Kings XI Punjab.
  • He also had an impressive IPL debut scoring 22 runs in 10 balls.
  • On 27 April 2018, Prithvi Shaw notched up his first IPL fifty against the Kolkata Knight Riders and went on to become the joint youngest player to score an IPL fifty along with Sanju Samson (in 18 years and 169 days).
  • His blistering knock of 62 runs helped Delhi Daredevils secure a comfortable 55-run victory against KKR.
  • On 29 April 2021, Shaw became the second player to hit six boundaries in an over in the IPL, after Ajinkya Rahane, when he hit six boundaries off Shivam Mavi in the first over of the Delhi innings.
  • Ahead of IPL 2022 Mega Auction, Delhi Capitals retained Prithvi Shaw for INR 7.50 crores along with Rishabh Pant(INR 16 Cr), Axar Patel(INR 9 Cr) and Anrich Northe(INR 6.50 Cr).
Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw

World Cup

  • In December 2017, Shaw was named captain of India’s squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
      • He led India in the final where they beat Australia by 8 wickets to win their fourth Under-19 World Cup.
Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill with U19 World Cup
Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill with U19 World Cup

Prithvi Shaw Records

  • The first schoolboy cricketer to score more than 500 runs in an official inter-school match(546 runs from 330 balls playing for Rizvi Springfield in a Harris Shield match).
  • The youngest Indian cricketer to score a half-century on Test debut (after Hanif Mohammad, Jeff Stollmeyer, Tamim Iqbal, and Imran Farhat)
  • The first Indian cricketer to score a century on debut in the Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, and Test.
  • The 15th Indian cricketer to score a century on Test debut.
  • The 2nd youngest Indian cricketer (after Sachin Tendulkar) to score a Test century (18 years 329 days) on debut.
  • The 6th Indian cricketer to win the Player-of-the-Match award on Test debut.
  • Prithvi was a part of India’s squad that won the Asia Cup U19 tournament under the coaching of Rahul Dravid.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) named Shaw as one of the five breakout stars in men’s cricket in 2018.

Prithvi Shaw Controversies

Prithvi Shaw Violating BCCI Norms

In July 2019, he was suspended by BCCI for doping violation till 15 November 2019. Prithvi Shaw was handed a back-dated 8-month ban for a doping violation on 30 July by the BCCI.

Shaw had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups. Shaw’s urine sample collected during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on 22 February 2019 in Indore was found to contain Terbutaline.

Terbutaline, a specified substance, is prohibited both in and out of competition in the WADA Prohibited List of Substances.

Having considered all the evidences and an expert external advice, the BCCI accepted Shaw’s explanation of the cause of his ADRV, and on that basis has agreed that a period of ineligibility of eight months should apply, together with disqualification of certain results.

Shaw was suspended by BCCI for doping violation
Shaw was suspended by BCCI for doping violation

Prithvi Shaw and Prachi Singh Relationship Rumours

During the India tour Sri Lanka in the first ODI against SL, the opening batsman Prithvi Shaw slammed an impactful knock of 43 runs off 24 balls. Prithvi Shaw was awarded the Man of the Match for his terrific performance.

Shaw was praised by many on social media for his impactful knock against Sri Lanka as several former cricketers and experts lauded him for his attacking style of batting.

The 21-year-old’s rumoured girlfriend Prachi Singh also reacted to his brilliant show against Sri Lanka.

The television actress took to her official Instagram account to share pictures of Shaw in her stories. “The best,” she captioned the first post which had stats from Shaw’s innings in the first ODI. “Well Deserved,” she wrote with the second picture where Shaw was seen receiving the Man of the Match award.

Prithvi Shaw girlfriend
Prachi Singh posts Instagram story on behalf of praising Shaw(Image credit: Prachi Singh Instagram account)

Prithvi Shaw Batting Stats

M Runs HS Avg SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 5 339 134 42.38 86.04 1 0 2 48 2
ODI 6 189 49 31.5 113.86 0 0 0 32 2
T20I 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 53 1305 99 24.62 146.3 0 0 10 155 45

Prithvi Shaw Bowling Stats

M Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 5
T20I 1
IPL 53
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