IND v WI 2018: Prithvi Shaw delighted to have earned Man of the Series award

The youngster performed outstandingly well in the two-match Test series against West Indies.

Prithvi Shaw has a mature head over his young shoulders | AFP

Having scored 237 runs at an average of 118.50 across three innings and earned Man of the Series award for his outstanding exploits, young batting sensation Prithvi Shaw has expressed delight and pleasure for the overall performance on his introduction at the highest level for India. 

Shaw followed his free-flowing 134 on debut at Rajkot with another dominating knock of 70 in the first innings at Hyderabad, before coming back to finish off the proceedings with 33* in the second. 

It is the confidence and excellent temperament which shined through from Shaw and he reiterated his status as a prodigious talent for the country. 

The admirable opening batsman was quite emotional after the game and said, "It was a happy moment for me and finishing the game for India means a lot for me. It is my first series, winning 2-0 and winning the man of the series makes it all the more special," he added, "Everyone is like a family; there is no senior or junior. It is a great journey and I am looking forward to a lot of it. I don't know what is happening next, I just want to enjoy this moment."

Even head coach Ravi Shastri is mighty impressed with Shaw and can't help but feel, "He is born to play cricket. He's been playing since the age of 8 in the maidans of Mumbai, you can see all that hard work showing. 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," before Indian Captain Virat Kohli joined in and said, "Prithvi getting the man-of-the-series award in his first series was outstanding."

There will definitely be tougher days ahead - the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia starts on December 6 - but Prithvi Shaw must cherish the happy present. It is his moment. Well played. 

(Inputs from India Today)


By Kashish Chadha - 15 Oct, 2018

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