Prithvi Shaw is one of the most promising schoolboy cricketers in India. Photo Courtesy: DNA
Prithvi Shaw is one of the most promising schoolboy cricketers in India. Photo Courtesy: DNA

Sep 18, 2014

Prithvi Shaw is no stranger to breaking records. Last year, he smashed 546 in a school game and this year, he has created a record off the field of play. Prithvi has signed up with bat manufactures Sanspariels Greenlands (SG) for a sponsorship deal worth Rs 36 lakhs. Prithvi is only 14 years old and it is a huge step in his cricketing life. He comes from a middle-class family and this should help him tremendously.

Times of India quoted Paras Anand of SG, “Prithvi has been using our equipment for the last three to four years. He came into the limelight when he got the world record last year. We were told about Prithvi’s potential by Makarand Waingankar, who is a known talent-spotter. We learned that he belongs to a modest background. Our association with him will provide him the support that he needs. Besides getting to use our world-class equipment, he won’t have to worry about travelling and coaching expenses.”

Anand also said that they firmly believe that Prithvi has the potential to one-day make it to the highest level and represent India. Prithvi said, “SG has been providing me with the playing kit and bats for the past four-five years, when I hadn’t even signed up with them. SG’s support will help me play cricket comfortably.”