Shaw had scored 237 runs in the two test matches against West Indies with an average of 118.50 and strike rate of 94.04 including a century on debut in Rajkot.
Shaw had scored 237 runs in the two test matches against West Indies with an average of 118.50 and strike rate of 94.04 including a century on debut in Rajkot.

West Indies legend Brian Lara is the latest in the ever growing list of the greats of the game to be impressed by teenage Prithvi Shaw’s batting at the highest level.

Talking about the Mumbai batsman recently, Lara stated that one of the biggest things he noticed about the opener is the fact the he has a big appetite to learn.

“I see in him a great appetite to learn and that is the most important thing as no matter how much talent you possess, you must keep learning and he has that humbleness. I know he will keep improving,” Lara told DNA.

While many have already made comparisons of Prithvi with legends like himself, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, Lara said that while that may hold true in case of Tendulkar and Sehwag, Lara being a left-hand batsman, it doesn’t merit a comparison.

“First of all, Prithvi is a right-hander and he is more of a mix of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag,” he said, adding “I remember when I was 18, I was not as powerful as he is. Also, the way we were accustomed to bat was very different back in those days. Prithvi strikes the ball very well and looks a very good player, very solid, somebody who has a great love and passion for the game.”

Shaw had scored 237 runs in the two test matches against West Indies with an average of 118.50 and strike rate of 94.04 including a century on debut in Rajkot.