Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill should just enjoy their cricket now: Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgSachin Tendulkar knows a thing or two about being a ‘boy wonder’, as he gave his seal of approval on India’s young stars — Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill.The pair made a big splash at the Under-19 ICC World Cup in 2018, which India won. Since then Prithvi and Shubman have only grown from strength to strength.Prithvi and Shubman both got picked up for big sums in Indian Premier League. Prithvi went to Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) for a whopping INR 1.2 crore, while Shubman went to Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 1.8 crore. Shubman scored 203 runs from 11 games for KKR, while Prithvi made 245 runs in 9 matches for Delhi Capitals.As for their senior record for India, Prithvi made a stunning debut in Tests as he hit a century and became youngest Indian to do so. He went onto aggregate 237 runs in three innings at an average of 118.50 against the West Indies. Shubman has played only two one day internationals for India, although he did have scores of 7 and 9 – his promise as an Indian mainstay will not be judged on these two games.Master Blaster Tendulkar has come out in praise of the Prithvi and Shubman, saying that the pair should enjoy their cricket.”I’ve spoken about Prithvi earlier as well, having watched him bat in the nets as a little boy, all of 8-9 years of age, he had something special even back then. I knew instantly that he would play for India,” Tendulkar said in an interview with”Shubman also played a crucial role in last year’s U-19 World Cup and has had a good domestic season, so both of them (Prithvi and Shubman) have a lot of potential. Having said that, these boys have just started playing for India and they should enjoy their cricket,” Tendulkar added.Earlier, Team India skipper Virat Kohli had praised Prithvi and Shubman, saying that he wasn’t even 10 per cent of what the youngsters are when he was of their age.Also Watch:last_img read more