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Prithvi Shaw 'strives to be the best' after impressive debut against West Indies

In the two-match Test series, India thrashed Windies 2-0 and Shaw played a monumental role in that, the young lad from Mumbai scored 237 runs with an average of 118.50.

India TV Sports Desk Written by: India TV Sports Desk New Delhi Updated on: October 16, 2018 19:49 IST
Prithvi Shaw 'strives to be the best' after impressive debut against West Indies
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Prithvi Shaw 'strives to be the best' after impressive debut against West Indies

India's teen sensation Prithvi Shaw made a dream start to his international career, winning the man-of-the-series trophy in his debut Test series against West Indies at home. After receiving the man-of-the-series, the 18-year-old Mumbai batsman doesn't want to limit himself and "strives to be the best" of the business.

Shaw tweeted a photo of him receiving the 'Man of the Series' cheque, saying: "Just reaching here is never going to be Enough.... To be the Best among the best is what I always strive for."

Scoring a century in his debut innings, Shaw lived up to the hype he created well before his debut. He thrashed Windies bowler all over the park and became second youngest Indian to score a Test century after great Sachin Tendulkar

In the two-match Test series that India clinched 2-0, Shaw played a monumental role as he scored 237 runs at an average of 118.50.

Recently, Shaw made a stunning entry to the ICC Test Rankings and was placed 60th after his first international series. Shaw's positive approach towards the game made both critics and fans compare him with legends like Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Virender Sehwag.

Coach Ravi Shastri was full of praise for the opening batsman after India's clean sweep victory in Hyderabad. An overwhelmed Shastri, in one breath, mentioned the names of three legends -- Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Virender Sehwag -- while trying to describe Shaw, who accumulated big runs in his first brush with top-flight international cricket.

"He (Shaw) is born to play cricket. He's a spectator's delight. There's a bit of Sachin there, a bit of Viru in him and when he walks - there's a bit of Lara as well," Shastri said in the post-match presentation.

"If he can keep his head on his shoulders and keep the work ethic, he has a bright future," he added. 

Skipper Virat Kohli also didn't shy to admire the batting technique of the 18-year old prodigious batsman. “We definitely think he (Shaw) has it in him to play at the highest level and he can repeat what he did in the first game. He is a very keen learner, a sharp guy. He understands situations well. We are all very happy for him," he said.

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