Prithvi Shaw is an Indian cricketer who represents Mumbai in first-class cricket. A top-order batsman, Shaw also plays for Middle Income Group (MIG) Cricket Club in Mumbai and was the captain of Rizvi Springfield High School and the Mumbai under-16 team.
He first gained prominence after scoring 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 in November 2013 before the record was broken by Pranav Dhanawade on 4 January 2016.
Shaw is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-spin bowler. His impressive performances have made many compare him with India batting legend Sachin Tendulkar. He was a central figure in the cricket documentary film Beyond All Boundaries. Shaw has also signed a lucrative deal worth Rs 36 lakh with SG, which has been endorsed by Indian cricket legends like Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag in the past.
He made his first-class debut for Mumbai in the semi-finals of the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy on 1 January 2017. Shaw was also named the captain of India Under-19 for the 2018 ICC World Cup in New Zealand. He went on to lead India to the trophy in the tournament