Prithvi Shaw, who is set to earn his maiden Test cap against in the first Test against West Indies on Thursday, had good first out in the Indian team with skipper Virat Kohli breaking the ice with the teenager cracking some jokes.
Prithvi Shaw, who is set to earn his maiden Test cap against in the first Test against West Indies on Thursday, had good first out in the Indian team with skipper Virat Kohli breaking the ice with the teenager cracking some jokes.

Prithvi Shaw, who is set to earn his maiden Test cap against in the first Test against West Indies on Thursday, had good first out in the Indian team with skipper Virat Kohli breaking the ice with the teenager cracking some jokes.

“I am feeling very good, a bit nervous, but when I came to the dressing room everyone like…over here there is no senior and junior Virat bhai and Ravi sir told me, and it felt really nice, Shaw told bcci.tv.

“I think he is a really funny guy off the field. On the field, we all know he is very tough. I just spoke to him he cracked some jokes, he was just trying to speak marathi which was really funny,” he went on to add about Kohli.

Shaw has had an eventful India A tour of England in 2018 scoring 603 runs in 10 innings. A teenage prodigy, he made his Ranji Trophy debut for Mumbai in the semi-final of the 2016-17 season as a 16-year-old, scoring a century. In 14 first-class matches since then, Shaw has scored 1,418 runs, including seven centuries and five fifties.

And just 14 First-Class matches later, Shaw is set for the big stage. Only the great Sachin Tendulkar played fewer First Class matches India before making his India Test debut, in 1989 vs Pakistan at Karachi.

“I was very comfortable and everyone was very happy to see me in the dressing room. We just finished our first practice session which was very good. I really enjoyed my first day and it’s been going great,” he said.

Shaw had a throwdown session with batting coach Sanjay Bangar.

“He (Virat) helped me out and made me feel comfortable. I have no plan (in nets) I just went with a blank mind. I don’t like to get out when I am batting in the nets. I had a throwdown session with Sanjay Bangar, everything was good in practice,” he added.

Coach Ravi Shastri also had a piece of advice for the youngest member of the team.

“Ravi sir told me to enjoy the game, he said ‘play the way you play in Ranji trophy and the way you have been playing all these years’. Getting the Test cap is a great feeling,” he said.