Prithvi trains with Tendulkar ahead of Australia tour
Young Indian sensation Prithvi Shaw, after making an extraordinary debut during the series between India and West Indies last month, is now preparing for India’s next tour of Australia by training alongside Sachin Tendulkar, at the MIG Cricket Club in Mumbai.
As per reports, India’s all-time great Tendulkar was seen giving throw-downs to the 18-year-old batsman. Apart from Tendulkar, Prithvi’s coach Prashant Shetty and Tendulkar’s close friend Jagdish Chavan were also present.
Prithvi, who was until recenbtly recovering from an elbow injury, is back to his regular routine, and so much dedication he is putting up at the moment that he did not give his practice session a miss even on Diwali too.
Point to be noted that India’s series against Australia will not exactly be Prithvi’s next big assignment, because he will also have to represent India A side before that, in the first Test against New Zealand, which is slated to begin November 16 at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.
While Ajinkya Rahane has been appointed to lead India A side in the first Test, the second and third Test will be spearheaded by India’s second triple-centurion Karun Nair.
India’s tour of Australia, scheduled to roll onto the ground from November 21, will feature three T20Is, four Tests and three ODIs.
Virat Kohli, who is currently in hot water after getting involved in a spat with a fan who called him ‘overrated’, will return to the India squad as captain in the tour Down Under, after being rested in the ongoing T20I series against the Windies.
India have already taken an unassailabe 2-0 lead in the series, and will look forward to a convincing 3-0 whitewash when the third and final T20I game of the tour takes place on November 11 in Chennai.