It is usual to see players and fans’ meet-up before and after, alongside their training sessions at the venue of the match. In a recent one, it was none other than Prithvi Shaw who grabbed eyeballs while returning from his practise session after the day two of the practice game against Cricket Australia XI ended, on Thursday.
The rising star of the Indian team, Prithvi Shaw was the centre of attraction, on Thursday, as the fans lined up for autographs and selfies with the 19-year-old cricketer. Shaw was seen calmly and gleefully obliging the fans who were on the other side of the fence. Prithvi Shaw Scores an Eloquent Half-Century in a Practice Match Against Cricket Australia XI: Watch Video Highlights.
The BCCI posted a video on its Twitter account with the caption reading, “Young Prithvi Shaw already managing to grab eyeballs here in Australia. Fans throng at The SCG for a selfie and autograph from the Rising Star of #TeamIndia.”
Watch Fan Video: Prithvi Shaw Signs Autographs and Obliges with Selfies!
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 29, 2018
It is so delighting to see young players garner attention, early in their career. Earlier in the day, Prithvi Shaw had scored a hard-hitting half-century in his first innings in Australia!
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, on Friday, backed Prithvi Shaw and KL Rahul to be India’s openers in all the four Test matches. Sehwag stated that he been the captain, he would have let KL Rahul and Prithvi Shaw open in all the eight innings. Virender Sehwag Picks Prithvi Shaw & KL Rahul As India’s Openers in 2018 Test Series Against Australia, Says Murali Vijay Has Had His Chances!
However, happiness for Prithvi Shaw and the Indian camp short-lived as Prithvi Shaw was brutally injured trying to hold on to a catch. Shaw hurt his left ankle badly while taking a catch and tumbling abruptly over the deep midwicket boundary ropes. Shaw was kept under medical observation, BCCI later informed. Prithvi Shaw Injures Left Ankle While Taking Catch During India vs Cricket Australia XI Practice Match: Watch Video Highlights.
India will play against Australia in the first Test match against Australia, starting from December 6. Stay tuned with us for all the latest news updates about India vs Australia Series 2018-19!