The legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar had predicted the future of Prithvi Shaw. In fact, ten years ago, the Master Blaster predicted that the young lad from Mumbai will represent India in the future.
As expected, Sachin Tendulkar prediction has almost come true. The talented 18-year old batsman was able to make the cut into the 18-man squad of the Indian team for the last two Test matches against England. Prithvi Shaw was also able to lead the Under-19 team to glory in the World Cup held in New Zealand earlier in the year.
There is hardly anything in cricket that Sachin Tendulkar gets wrong.
Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar revealed he gave some inputs to the young Shaw when he met him for the first time.
“Ten years ago, one of my friends asked me to take a look at a young Prithvi. He asked me to analyse his game and see if there anything he could work on. I had a session with him and gave a couple of pointers on how to improve his game. I told my friend later that he is going to go on and play for India,” Sachin Tendulkar said while talking on his 100 MB app to his fans.
The former legendary batsman went on to reveal that he advised Shaw not to alter his grip. He said whosoever tells him to change his grip should to talk to him (Tendulkar) first.
“I asked him not to change his grip or stance, irrespective of any future instructions from his coaches. If anyone asks him to do so, tell them to come to talk to me. Coaching is good, but overcooking a player with tweaks is not,” Sachin Tendulkar added.
Prithvi Shaw has been the cynosure of all eyes since he has come on the big stage. The young batsman has impressed with his fine strokeplay. The right-hander also played for the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL in which he scored 245 runs with the help of two fifties.
Furthermore, Prithvi Shaw had an impressive domestic season. He went on to score centuries on his debut in the Ranji Trophy as well as Duleep Trophy. In 14 first-class matches, he has gathered his runs at an average of 56.72. Moreover, he had a fine tour of England with the India A side where he scored more than 600 runs in ten innings. Thus, the flamboyant batsman had received his well-deserved opportunity in the Indian test team.