India's youngest batting sensation who will represent India in the ICC U-19 World Cup, a teenager known as Prithvi Shaw has signed a deal with MRF, which means that he will represent and sport the logo when he walks onto the field to bat. The teenager joins the likes of legends of the game who have endorsed with the company and have sported the logo such as Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Waugh, Brian Lara and Indian senior captain Virat Kohli.
The U-19 skipper joins an elite list of athletes and cricketers who have the MRF logo on their bats and knowing his abilities, a call away from the senior team isn't too far away. Shaw has struck five hundreds in eight first-class matches so far. The young lad was recognised when he making an outstanding impression by scoring a century on his Ranji and Duleep trophy debut.
The young lad is closely regarded and compared with Tendulkar as he has emulated and broken records. His list of accolades is countless and is deeply regarded as a budding star in the Indian team.
As sources suggest, the U-19 skipper Shaw said in a statement, "I'm honoured & humbled to be playing soon with an MRF bat as I have grown up watching my idols like Sachin sir, Brian Lara sir & now Virat sir playing with them and scoring tons of runs & bringing laurels for our country. I am thankful to MRF for associating with me."
MRF chairman & managing director, KM Mammen, said: "MRF has always stood for excellence in sports. Having been associated with sports for decades we have always come forward to nurture special talents and provide all assistance for them to flower on the International stage. Our brand ambassadors have always shone in their careers and have enthralled audiences across the globe. We are delighted to be a part of Prithvi's cricket journey and am sure his special talents will hold everyone spellbound in the coming years. We wish him all the very best and welcome him to the MRF family."
MRF currently endorses AB de Villiers, Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli. Shaw will be leading the Boys in Blue at the ICC U-19 World Cup which will be held in New Zealand next year in January where India will play their opening matches against Australia and arch-rivals Pakistan. India are the joint-most successful team in the history of the tournament along with Australia (1988, 2002 & 2010).