rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Cricket » Waugh just compared young Shaw to Sachin Tendulkar

Waugh just compared young Shaw to Sachin Tendulkar

May 03, 2018 17:13 IST

'The first thing you notice is his technique, it's very similar to Sachin Tendulkar'

Prithvi Shaw

IMAGE: Delhi Daredevils’ Prithvi Shaw. Photograph: BCCI

Legendary Australian batsman Mark Waugh thinks that the technique of young batsman Prithvi Shaw is similar to that of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar.

 

"The first thing you notice is his technique, it's very similar to Sachin Tendulkar's," Waugh, a Star Sports Select Dugout expert, was quoted as saying in a media release.

"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," added Waugh, who played 128 Tests for Australia and scored 8,029 runs.

Prithvi Shaw

IMAGE: Prithvi Shaw is just over 18. Photograph: BCCI

Mumbai's Shaw, who plays for Delhi Daredevils in the ongoing Indian Premier League, has scored 140 runs at a strike rate of 166.66 in the four games he has played so far.

Shaw, who is just over 18, hit a maiden half-century in his second match of the IPL and the knock made him the joint-youngest cricketer to record a half-century in the cash-rich cricket tournament.

The Daredevils are currently languishing at the sixth spot having won only three of their nine games.

© Copyright 2018 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.