Dilip Vengsarkar, the former India captain, recently advised the young batsman from Mumbai Prithvi Shaw, who has earned accolades from the cricketing fans after his good show with the Mumbai side and India u-19 team to focus only on his game if he wants to wear the national jersey shortly. At a time when fame and glamour are synonyms to cricket, keeping your head cool and focusing on your game is one of the important things to do.

Prithvi Shaw | Mumbai ranji team |

Vengsarkar, who was a former head the selection committee, admitted that though he hasn’t seen him play, he has heard the buzz regarding him possessing the quality of representing India. “If he works hard and stays focused he will play for India,” said Vengsarkar.
The 17-year-old cricketer came into news after scoring a brilliant hundred against Tamil Nadu in a Ranji trophy opening the inning for Mumbai and was also awarded the man-of-the-match for his classical innings earlier this year. He also scored a hundred on his Duleep trophy debut for Mumbai. From there he didn’t have to look back as he was awarded the captaincy of the u-19 squad for the recently concluded England series. The Maharashtra Sports Ministry recently awarded him the Junior Cricketer of the year.

Notably, Shaw was recently dropped from the U-19 squad for the Asia Cup which is scheduled to start from November 9 in Malaysia as the selectors were of the opinion that the young cricketer should be given an extended run in the ongoing Ranji Trophy. The decision was taken after consulting with the u-19 coach and former India cricketer Rahul Dravid.


Vengsarkar went on to add that to earn a national call Shaw has to perform on a consistent basis and bat-like every game is his first match. He also advised him not to get distracted with the money and attention he is getting.
Shaw has represented Mumbai in three first-class matches scoring 424 runs at an average of 70.66. He scored a magnificent 154 runs against the India Blue side in the recently concluded Duleep Trophy.

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