Prithvi Shaw Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Prithvi Shaw Quick Info
Height5 ft 5 in
Weight65 kg
Date of BirthNovember 9, 1999
Zodiac SignScorpio
Eye ColorDark Brown

Prithvi Shaw is an Indian cricketer who is renowned for his domineering batsmanship at the top of the order. He was a child prodigy and rose to fame as a 14-year old when he played a mammoth inning of 546 runs, which was then the highest score in school cricket history, for his school Rizvi Springfield in the Harris Shield (age-group cricket tournament). He began playing domestic first-class cricket for Mumbai in his mid-teens and then captained India to the ICC Under-19 World Cup title in 2018. Prithvi made his debut for the senior national team in October 2018 in a Test Match against the West Indies and scored a hundred in that game becoming the then youngest Indian cricketer to achieve the feat.

Born Name

Prithvi Pankaj Shaw

Nick Name

Prithvi Missile, Chhotu

Prithvi Shaw in an Instagram selfie as seen in March 2019
Prithvi Shaw in an Instagram selfie as seen in March 2019 (Prithvi Shaw / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Thane, Maharashtra, India

Residence

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

Prithvi has attended the Rizvi Springfield High School in Mumbai. He captained the school’s cricket team to Harris Shield titles in 2012 and 2013.

Occupation

Cricketer

Family

  • Father – Pankaj Shaw (Garments Trader)
  • Mother – She died in 2003.
  • Others – Ashok Gupta (Paternal Grandfather)

Manager

He is represented by Baseline Ventures, Sports Marketing, Entertainment & Brand Licensing Company, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Batting

Right-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Off Break

Role

Batsman

Jersey Number

100 – IPL, Youth ODI, ODI

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

65 kg or 143.5 lbs

Prithvi Shaw as seen in November 2018
Prithvi Shaw as seen in November 2018 (Prithvi Shaw / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Prithvi Shaw in an Instagram post in December 2019
Prithvi Shaw in an Instagram post in December 2019 (Prithvi Shaw / Instagram)

Distinctive Features

  • Short stature
  • Sports a thin mustache
  • Short-cropped hair

Brand Endorsements

Prithvi has served as the ambassador for brands such as –

  • Protinex
  • ‘Youva’ Product Range (Navneet Education)
  • FanMojo (Fantasy Sports Platform)

He has been featured in the TV commercials for –

  • Youva
  • Protinex

He has been sponsored by brands such as –

  • IOC (Indian Oil Corporation)
  • SG (Sanspareils Greenlands) Cricket
  • MRF
  • Nike

Religion

Hinduism

Prithvi Shaw Favorite Things

SourceRed Bull, Sports Keeda

Prithvi Shaw in an Instagram post as seen in January 2019
Prithvi Shaw in an Instagram post as seen in January 2019 (Prithvi Shaw / Instagram)

Prithvi Shaw Facts

  1. Prithvi’s family used to live in Gaya, Bihar but in search of better business opportunities, his father had to shift his base to Mumbai. He later adopted the last name ‘Shaw’ in place of the traditional family name of ‘Gupta’.
  2. In April 2012, Prithvi received an invitation to play for 2 months for the Cheadle Hulme School in Manchester. He scored 1,446 runs at an astonishing average of 84 runs per innings and even captured 68 wickets during his stint with the school’s team.
  3. His first-class debut came directly in the semi-final match of the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy season. He scored a century in the 2nd innings and was named ‘man of the match’.
  4. Prithvi also scored a hundred in his Duleep Trophy debut match, the then youngest to do so. He also equaled the record that was first set by Sachin Tendulkar who had scored a hundred in his debut matches of both the Ranji Trophy and the Duleep Trophy.
  5. In April 2018, he became the youngest player (18 years and 165 days) to open the batting in the history of the IPL (Indian Premier League). The same month, he became the joint youngest player (tied with Sanju Samson at 18 years and 169 days) to score an IPL half-century.
  6. When he scored a hundred in his Test Match debut in October 2018, he became the second-youngest Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to make a Test hundred. He was also named ‘Player of the Series’ at the end of that 2-match series against West Indies.
  7. In July 2019, he was handed a backdated 8-month ban by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) for a doping violation. He had indirectly ingested the prohibited drug Terbutaline (commonly found in cough syrups) and was banned from all cricket till November 15, 2019.

Featured Image by Prithvi Shaw / Instagram

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