What boy wonder Prithvi Shaw likes about Sachin Tendulkar

Prithvi Shaw, who scored a record 546 in a Harris Shield under-16 school match in Mumbai, is a Sachin Tendulkar fan. The cover drive is the favorite stroke for the class nine student.

updated: November 20, 2013 21:07 IST
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Mumbai: Call it superstition or the Mumbai school of batting which teaches one to put team before self, 14-year-old Prithvi Shaw had categorically told his teammates not to prompt his personal score, which is why he didn't know that he reached 490s during his knock of 546.

"I didn't know when I was in the 490s because I told my teammates not to tell me my score. I was batting well and I wanted to play my natural game. Once I reached 500, my teammates told me and cheered for me," the 14-year-old ninth standard student of Rizvi Springfield told reporters on Wednesday after his record-breaking knock against St Francis D'Assissi. (Read: 10 things to know about Prithvi Shaw)

Asked about his favourite cricketer and youngster said it was none other than Sachin Tendulkar.

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