Legendary Aussie compares Indian U-19 Superstar with Sachin Tendulkar

The skipper of the Indian team which recently won the under-19 World Cup, Prithvi Shaw, won accolades from the legendary batsman Mark Waugh, for his batting technique.

Prithvi Shaw’s batting technique is similar to that of Sachin Tendulkar, said Mark Waugh

The young Prithvi Shaw has won many praises for his batting as well as his captaincy skills, as he led the future superstars of Indian cricket to a World Cup win, beating Australia in the finals of the tournament.

Mark Waugh, who himself is a legendary batsman from Australia, has played 128 Tests for his country and has scored 8,029 runs. He was recently seen commenting to the media on Shaw’s batting technique.

Sachin Tendulkar records

“The first thing you notice is his technique, it’s very similar to Sachin Tendulkar’s. His grip, his stance, he stays very still at the crease and plays all his shots around the wicket. He plays the ball quite late and is quite punchy in his stroke play and has an excellent base to play any shot from any bowler. He’s just so much like Sachin Tendulkar,” said Waugh.

Prithvi Shaw is currently playing for Delhi Daredevils in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League, and has scored 140 runs in 4 matches at a strike rate of 166.66.

The 18-year-old scored his maiden half-century in his second match of IPL and became the joint-youngest player to score a half-century in the tournament.

Although he is doing well for himself, his franchise is not in a good position as Delhi is currently in the sixth position of the league table, having won three of their nine games.