Prithvi Shaw received the Junior Cricketer of the Year award during the Sports Journalists Association of Mumbai awards ceremony    Getty Images (File Photo)
Prithvi Shaw received the Junior Cricketer of the Year award during the Sports Journalists Association of Mumbai awards ceremony Getty Images (File Photo)

Prithvi Shaw was in the news last year, owing to his consistent performance for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy. He, on Monday, also received the Junior Cricketer of the Year award during the Sports Journalists Association of Mumbai awards ceremony held at the Bombay Gymkhana. Meanwhile, former Indian skipper Dilip Vengsarkar has asked Shaw to stay focussed and work hard if he aims to represent Indian at the international level someday. He also warned him that despite plenty of money involved in the game, he should not get lured and maintain his focus on the game to make it to the level.

“I have not watched Prithvi much but heard so much of him, that he is a good player. If he works hard and stays focused he will play for India. [Former Mumbai selector] Milind Rege and [Former Mumbai coach] Chandrakant Pandit asked me who should we take. They said he [Shaw] is too young but he was given opportunity and in the first game he scored a hundred. Consistency is important and you have to play every match as your first match and don’t look at short cuts. You are a young cricketer and there is money in the game so that can be disruptive. So stay focused,” said Vengsarkar, as reported by PTI.

List of winners of the SJAM Golden Jubilee Annual Awards 2017:

Sportsman of the Year: Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (Chess, Nashik) and Akash Chikte (Goalkeeper, Pune: Indian men’s hockey team).

Sportswoman of the Year: Aditi Dhumatkar (Swimming, Mumbai).

Junior Sportsman of the Year: Abhimanyu Puranik (Chess, Pune).

Junior Sportswoman of the Year: Rayna Saldhana (Swimming, Mumbai) and Diya Chitale (Table Tennis, Mumbai).

Sportsman of the Year (Indian Games): Prashant More (Carrom, Mumbai).

Cricketer of the Year: Kedar Jadhav (Pune).

Ranji Trophy Cricketer of the Year: Abhishek Nayar (Mumbai).

Woman Cricketer of the Year: (Smriti Mandhana, Sangli).

Junior Cricketer of the Year: Prithvi Shaw (Mumbai).

Best Team of the Year: Mumbai Indians.

Special Team performance of the Year: Mumbai City FC.