Prithvi Pankaj Shaw is an Indian cricketer and former India national under-19 cricket team captain.
A right-handed opening batsman. He made his first international appearance on 4 October 2018 and became the second-youngest Indian after Tendulkar to make a Test century and the youngest Indian to do so on Test debut.
He made his first-class debut for Mumbai in the semi-finals of the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy on 1 January 2017. He scored a century in the second innings and was man of the match. He earned another distinction by scoring a century in his debut match of the Duleep Trophy and equalled the record held by Sachin Tendulkar who had scored for the first time a century each in his debut matches of Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy. In December 2017, he 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.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) named Shaw as one of the five breakout stars in men’s cricket in 2018. 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 July 30 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 22nd February 2019 in Indore was found to contain Terbutaline. Terbutaline, a specified substance, is prohibited both In & Out of Competition in the WADA Prohibited List of Substances
Pritvi Shaw’s native place is in Gaya, Bihar. Shaw’s father Pankaj Gupta, who later adopted the last name of Shaw, went off to Mumbai in search of work as Ashok Gupta (grandfather) said he was very disappointed with his business outcomes in Manpur. In 2010, Shaw was offered a contract by AAP Entertainment that allowed him and his father to move to Mumbai and continue his cricketing education. 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 SG, which has been endorsed by stalwarts like Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag in the past
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