Hey, Prithvi Shaw, You’re Making Even Sharmaji Ka Ladka Look Bad!

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Hey, Prithvi Shaw, You’re Making Even Sharmaji Ka Ladka Look Bad!

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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rithvi Shaw is 18 years and 329 days old – although at 5’5’’, he looks even younger. He’s a tiny presence on the field with a scrawny moustache that is still developing. He has already made his Test cricket debut for India and scored his maiden century in his first game, making him the youngest Indian to achieve the feat.

Until this morning, I thought I was young at 26 years of age, but you can hardly blame me when in our nation, a 48-year-old politician is dubbed a yuva neta. Shaw, of course, gave me a reality check. As I watched him plunder the West Indies bowling attack like it was his daily glass of Bournvita, I felt like a relic. For once I can say, I’ve seen the guy grow.   

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