Prithvi Shaw: Ten things to know about the top scorer in Harris Shield

Mumbai schoolboy Prithvi Shaw slammed a thunderous 546 on Wednesday to register the highest score in the history of Harris Shield Under-16 cricket tournament.

Updated: November 20, 2013 22:01 IST
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Prithvi Shaw scored a 330-ball 546 in a single innings in a school-level match at the Azad Maidan to re-write the record books of Mumbai cricket on Wednesday. Representing Rizvi Springfield, 14-year-old Shaw drove the St Francis D'Assisi bowlers to dust on Day 2 of the prestigious Elite Division Harris Shield Under-16 cricket tournament. His knock was laced with 85 boundaries and and five sixes. Shaw's record 546 erased Armaan Jaffer's 473, scored in a Harris Shield match earlier this year. Here are the ten things to know about him:

* The 14-year-old right-handed batsman is the captain of the Mumbai Under-16 team

* Will celebrate the 546 over Chinese food with dad

* He lost his mother at the age of four

* His innings of 546 came in 367 minutes and took 330 balls. He scored 85 fours and five sixes

* Former County player Julian Wood spotted his talent when he scored 73 against an English academy side in Mumbai five years ago

* He has played for Gloucestershire second team this year. This is just below first-class level

* In 2012, he spent three months in Manchester

* He used to stay in Virar. He used to get up at 4.30 am and catch the 6 am train for Bandra (90 minutes journey) for training at MIG club.

* Loves cartoons

* Former India spinner Nilesh Kulkarni spotted him when he was 10.

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