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Prithvi Shaw (Cricketer) Height, Age, Family, Records, Biography & More

Prithvi Shaw

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Bio/Wiki
Birth NamePrithvi Gupta [1]TOI
Full NamePrithvi Pankaj Shaw
NicknamePrithvi Missile
ProfessionCricketer (Batsman)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 36 inches
- Waist: 30 inches
- Biceps: 12 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutIndia U19- 14 January 2018 against v Aust U19 at Mount Maunganui
Test- 4 October 2018 vs West Indies at Rajkot
ODI- Did Not Play
T20- Did Not Play
Jersey Number# 100 (India)
# 100 (Domestic)
Domestic/State TeamDelhi Daredevils, Mumbai
Coach/MentorCoach- Santosh Pingulkar
Mentor- Rahul Dravid
Favourite ShotCover drive [2]NDTV
Records (main ones)• 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.
Awards, Honours, Achievements 2017- The 'Best Junior-Cricketer-of-the-Year' by the Sports Journalists' Association of Mumbai (SJAM)
Career Turning PointWhen he scored 546 runs in the Harris Shield Cricket Tournament in 2013
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 November 1999
Age (as in 2018)18 Years
BirthplaceVirar, Maharastra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
Signature Prithvi Shaw's Signature
NationalityIndian
HometownManpur, Gaya, Bihar, India [3]TOI
School(s)• A.V.S. Vidyamandir, Virar, Mumbai
• Rizvi Springfield High School, Mumbai
College/UniversityRizvi College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai
Educational QualificationPursuing graduation
ReligionHinduism
CasteVaisya (Madhesia)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressA home at Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai
HobbiesPlaying on PlayStation [4]HT Times, Playing Billiards
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Pankaj Shaw
Prithvi Shaw with his father Pankaj Shaw
Mother- Name Not Known (Died in 2003)
SiblingsNone
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerSachin Tendulkar
Favourite FoodAnda Ghotala
Favourite Actor(s)Hrithik Roshan [5]Crictracker, Govinda [6]HT Times
Favourite ActressDeepika Padukone [7]HT Times
Favourite SingerArijit Singh [8]HT Times
Favourite TV ShowTaarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)IPL 11- ₹1.2 crore (as in 2018)

Prithvi Shaw

Some Lesser Known Facts About Prithvi Shaw

  • Prithvi 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 Prithvi started getting scholarships, and a Shiv Sena MLA, Sanjay Potnis, provided him a home in Vakola, which was close to Prithvi’s training ground in Bandra.

    Prithvi Shaw with Sanjay Potnis

    Prithvi Shaw with Sanjay Potnis

  • His everyday practice was a daunting task itself; as he, along with his father used to do a 70-km ride between Virar and Mumbai.

    Prithvi Shaw with his father used to travel from Virar to Mumbai for practice

    Prithvi Shaw with his father used to travel from Virar to Mumbai for practice

  • His father acted as a practice bowler by bowling at him at the Air India ground in Kalina.
  • In 2011, he was selected to play for Polly Umrigar XI.
  • In 2013, he hit the headlines after scoring a record 546 off 330 balls in a Mumbai based Haris Shield elite division match, at the age of 14.

    Prithvi Shaw practicing during his school days

    Prithvi Shaw practicing during his school days

  • Prithvi was a part of India’s squad that won the Asia Cup Under-19 tournament, under the coaching of Rahul Dravid.
  • He scored his debut first-class ton (120 runs) for Mumbai against Tamil Nadu in the 2016-17 season of Ranji Trophy.
  • On 4 February 2018, under his captaincy, the U-19 Indian cricket team won the 2018 U-19 World Cup in New Zealand.
  • His grandfather, Ashok Gupta, runs a cloth shop in Bihar named ‘Shri Balaji Cut Piece Centre.’
  • To view the videographic representation of Prithvi Shaw’s life, Click Here
  • He loves to share hilarious Dubsmash videos on social media.

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