Why schoolboy Prithvi Shaw, 14, is trending in India

Updated: 20 November 2013 20:05 IST

Prithvi Shaw, playing for Rizvi Springfield School, compiled 546 against St Francis School in the Harris Shield, a tournament that brought batting icon Sachin Tendulkar into the limelight more than two decades ago.

Why schoolboy Prithvi Shaw, 14, is trending in India
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New Delhi:

A 14-year-old smashed an astonishing 546 off 330 balls at a school match in Mumbai, recording the third highest score in any form of cricket.

Prithvi Shaw, playing for Rizvi Springfield School, compiled the huge score against St Francis School in the Harris Shield, a tournament that brought batting icon Sachin Tendulkar into the limelight more than two decades ago. (Read: 10 things to know about the top scorer in Harris Shield)

Shaw hit 85 boundaries and five sixes. His innings was spread over two days after he was unbeaten on 257 on Tuesday evening.

"It is a good score for me and my team," the teen said. (Read: What boy wonder Prithvi likes about Sachin)

It was in the same Harris Shield competition that Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli struck a 664-run partnership for their school in 1988, with both batsmen returning with unbeaten triple-centuries.

Tendulkar retired last week as the world's top-scorer in both Test and one-day cricket and the only man to compile 100 international centuries.

Topics : Cricket Sachin Tendulkar
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