Young India opener Prithvi Shaw on Tuesday mentioned ‘idol’ Sachin Tendulkar has suggested him to at all times play his pure sport and keep calm off the sector.
In an Instgram Live chat along with his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals, the 20-year outdated who is the youngest Indian to rating a Test century on debut, mentioned: “He has had a big influence on me. I first met him when I was eight. He always tells me to play my natural game and according to the situation. Off the field also, he asked me to stay calm.”
Shaw, who was half of the 2 Tests in New Zealand not too long ago the place he opened the batting with Mayank Agarwal within the absence of Rohit Sharma, mentioned Tendulkar had as soon as requested him not to change his grip.
“I am bottom-hand player and Sachin sir had asked me not to change my grip. I was young and I used to change my grip as per coaches’ advice. But after Sachin sir told me, I did not change my grip.”
In September 2017, at 17, Shaw grew to become the youngest participant to rating a century on Duleep Trophy debut, a file beforehand held by Tendulkar.
Commenting on the contsant comparability with the legend, Shaw mentioned: “There is pressure when people compare me to him. But I take it as a challenge. I try to play like him. He is the God of cricket.”
Talking about his love for different sports activities, Shaw mentioned: “I play golf, I like table tennis and also like swimming.”
Shaw additionally spoke in regards to the want to keep match of their interval of lockdown.
Commenting on his expertise of working with BCCI President Sourav Ganguly who was earier mentor with DC, Shaw mentioned: “There have been experiences to be honest and he helped a lot as he knew how to motivate youngsters in the team. It was great.”
Asked to title his favorite opening companion, he mentioned: “Shikhar Dhawan because I have opened most with him.”