India U-19 skipper Prithvi Shaw led India to big win of 100-run against Australia U-19. Shaw made 94 runs and shared a 180-run stand with his opening partner Manjot Kalra; he scored 86 runs.
Prithvi, who has been the talk of the town since last few months because of his outstanding domestic season, became the trending topic soon because of his eye-catching shots in India's opening encounter in U-19 World Cup. The famous commentator Ian Bishop compared one of his shot to Sachin Tendulkar's stroke play.
"That is Tendulkar," said Bishop on commentary when Shaw played a glorious drive off the front foot.
The Indian captain faced 100 balls and hit eight boundaries, including two sixes in his knock. His innings helped India to reach a huge total of 328. In reply, India bowled out Australia for 228 to win the first game by 100 runs.
Australia never looked in the chase as India struck regularly to restrict them.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Prithvi Shaw's innings:
Prithvi Shaw looks exactly like Sachin Tendulkar #FutureStars— Hardliner (@KaranRamphal) January 14, 2018
Prithvi shaw’s elegance and bat flow reminds me and @OneTipOneHand_ of Sachin Tendulkar.— अंकित जैन (@indiantweeter) January 14, 2018
Great praise of Prithvi Shaw by Ian Bishop after noticing a shot 'He is Tendulkar'. This is probably the greatest honor a person can get during his cricket career. @sachin_rt @PrithviShawClub #CWCU19 #U19CWC #INDvAUS— Mahendra Jain (@mahendra111972) January 14, 2018
Prithvi shaw reminds so much of sachin tendulkar. Even he got dismissed on nervous nineties.#U19CWC ????— Anjani Singh ♜ (@ANJANI_KSINGH) January 14, 2018
Woke up in the morning turned on tv and saw prithvi shaw cover driving and straight driving and i pinched myself to see if it really is prithvi shaw or m I watching sachin tendulkar old vintage— Subhajit Sen (@Subhajit_Sen19) January 14, 2018