The Making of Prithvi Shaw, the Virar Boy Who Took on the Windies

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The Making of Prithvi Shaw, the Virar Boy Who Took on the Windies

Illustration: Robin Chakraborty

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ush hour commuters stormed through the narrow khau gully, just off Churchgate, only a few choosing to break their march for a quick bite. Amid the hustle sat a little boy, savouring manchow soup and fried rice, doused in chilly chicken gravy. His white uniform was caked in dirt, as was his tanned face. But nothing could take this moment away from him.

Prithvi Shaw had earned the sumptuous desi Chinese fare after registering yet another ton for his school. It’s a story from five years ago – the start of a journey that has today ended in a century on debut for the Indian Test side.

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