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Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill have a lot of potential: Sachin Tendulkar


NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket team management is not shying away from giving talented youngsters a possibility to prove themselves on the world level.

After fast-tracking Prithvi Shaw into the Test arena ultimate 12 months in the home series against the West Indies, young Shubman Gill was once passed the India cap within the recently-concluded ODI series against New Zealand.

Both Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill are 19 years outdated.

A undeniable Sachin Tendulkar knows exactly what it's like to start a global profession at an early age. The Master Blaster made his world debut in 1989 vs Pakistan on the age of 16.

Now, in an interview to TimesofIndia.com, Tendulkar has spoken about Prithvi and Shubman and the way he sees a large number of potential in each the young cricketers.

“I’ve spoken about Prithvi earlier as well, having watched him bat within the nets as a bit of boy, all of Eight-Nine years of age, he had one thing particular even back then. I knew right away that he would play for India,” Tendulkar told Timesofindia.com.


While Prithvi made his Test debut in October 2018, Shubman earned a maiden call-up for the ODI series against New Zealand which India won 4-1. Both batsmen had starred in India's triumphant campaign within the U-19 Word Cup in New Zealand ultimate 12 months. While Prithvi was once the India captain and had a just right event with the bat (261 runs in five innings), Shubman, who scored one century and 3 half-centuries within the event was once adjudged Man of the Series within the 2018 ICC U-19 World Cup.

Shaw has up to now played two Tests (three innings) for India and scored 237 runs at an astonishing average of 118.50, together with one century and one half-century. He in fact become the youngest Indian (18 years and 329 days) to score a Test century on debut and the second youngest Indian general, after Sachin Tendulkar (17 years 107 days) to score a Test century. In heart breaking fashion Prithvi had to pass over all of the Test series in Australia, which India won due to an ankle damage.


Shubman meanwhile had an excellent day trip within the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season. He scored 728 runs in five fits (Nine innings) at a median of 104.00.

Thanks to his rich vein of shape, Shubman was once called-up for the ODI and T20I series against New Zealand in New Zealand as an alternative player, after KL Rahul was once suspended.


“Shubman additionally played a crucial function in ultimate 12 months’s U-19 World Cup and has had a just right home season, so either one of them (Prthivi and Shubman) have a large number of potential. Having said that, those boys have just began taking part in for India and they will have to revel in their cricket,” Tendulkar said.

With the ICC ODI World Cup 2019 round the corner, the Indian legend additionally recalled the moment when India lifted the coveted trophy, in entrance of a jam-packed Wankhede crowd in 2011. A second, which Tendulkar describes as his favourite World Cup second.

“Without a doubt, it's got to be the moment when we won the World Cup in 2011. I take into account staring at the 1983 World Cup and the enjoyment it brought to each Indian. To be able to reach that dream and turn out to be the primary team to win it on home soil was once the icing on the cake,” Tendulkar told TimesofIndia.com.


He could be retired now, but Tendulkar continues to be very busy off the sector. The 45 12 months outdated, who holds a lot of cricketing data, together with the maximum Test runs and centuries and the most ODI runs and centuries lately launched India’s first Multiplayer Virtual Reality Cricket Game - Sachin Saga.


Speaking about that, Tendulkar said, “Virtual Reality as a medium is new but it’s some of the tough to pressure realism and implausible gaming reviews. Once you put on the headset, one will get the sensation that you're in truth within the stadium. We are launching the Sachin Saga VR headset, so everyone who is a cricket and gaming fan can experience Cricket in a brand new means unlike sooner than.”


With the 2019 ODI World Cup just months away, Sachin will probably be hoping the current Indian team can do what he and his 2011 teammates did eight years in the past - Win the holy grail of ODI cricket again.



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