New Delhi: Ever since his explosive Test debut against West Indies in Rajkot, the young Indian opener Prithvi Shaw has been getting all the limelight.
Back from an elbow injury, the batting phenomenon today hit the practice ground and trained with none other than Master Blaster himself.
According to reports, Shaw trained with Sachin Tendulkar for an hour at the MIG club in the city.
The training session grabbed many eyeballs as it comes ahead of Team India’s forthcoming Australian tour.
Little Master’s tips to Shaw
According to a report in Times of India, Tendulkar gave throw-downs to Shaw who is still recovering from an elbow injury and after the practice session. Master Blaster also shared some tips with his young pupil.
“Tendulkar, Prashant Shetty and Jagdish Chavan all gave throw-downs to him at MIG for about an hour. Tendulkar and Chavan gave throw-downs to him with a wet rubber ball on a tarpaulin (used to protect the wicket against rain), in order to prepare him for the Australian tour.
Because of Prithvi, Tendulkar came about an hour early to MIG (the batting great is running the Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy at MIG.
“Tendulkar was sharing a few tips with Shaw about batting in Australia too. Shaw has begun his routine by batting against the rubber ball on Monday and practiced on Wednesday (Diwali) too,” a source told TOI on Wednesday.
Series against Australia from Nov 21
Shaw had to sit out of the cricketing field due to his injury. He missed Ranji trophy opener against Railways from November 1 to November 4.
Shaw is set to play against New Zealand for India A before joining the Indian team for the tour down under. The series against Australia kicks off from November 21, with a three-match T20I series.