The next rising star of Indian cricket, Prithvi Shaw has bagged the MRF sponsorship deal. He has been named as the Under 19 Cricket for World Cup 2018 which will be held from 13th January to 3rd February in New Zealand. When he comes to face in the first match of Under 19 World Cup 2018, Shaw will have MRF logo to his bat which is a big moment for the young Indian cricketer.
It is a big achievement for the 18-year-old young sensation made his first-class debut for Mumbai in last year’s Ranji Trophy against Tamil Nadu. Since then he has scored 5 centuries so far from 8 games. In this year’s Ranji Trophy season for Mumbai, Shaw was the top scorer with 537 runs in 6 matches with the best score of 123. Shaw also became the youngest to score a Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy hundred.
In 2013, Shaw broke the world record of scoring 546 in 330 balls during an inter-school match. The match was played in a Harris Shield match.
He has joined with many cricketers who have signed the deal with MRF. Current Indian captain Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Shikhar Dhawan, AB de Villiers, Brian Lara and Steve Waugh are other cricketers being connected with MRF.
Shaw said: “I”m honored & humbled to be playing soon with an MRF bat as I have grown up watching my idols like Sachin sir, Brian Lara sir & now Virat sir playing with them and scoring tons of runs & bringing laurels for our country. I am thankful to MRF for associating with me.”
Baseline Ventures, Group MD, Tuhin Mishra said: “We are very happy to have MRF come on board of this amazing talent who is creating wonders on the cricketing field. MRF, with such a strong lineage in sports, will be a great asset for Prithvi going forward & we wish for a long successful association between MRF & Shaw.”
Prithvi Shaw would be hoping to show his class with MRF bat during the upcoming ICC Under 19 World Cup 2018 in New Zealand and give India to many reasons to be happy with.