Commercial deal puts Prithvi Shaw in the company of Sachin, Virat

ICC U-19 World Cup captain Prithvi Shaw signs bat sponsorship deal with MRF - InsideSport

One commercial singing has put India’s young batting prodigy in the company of Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, and Shikhar Dhawan. International stars like Brian Lara and AB de Villiers are the other greats in the illustrious club.

Indian captain for the ICC U-19 World Cup, Shaw has signed a bat sponsorship deal with MRF – the tyre brand currently supported by Kohli, Dhawan and AB de Villiers.

The 18-year-old Mumbai batsman has first made headlines with a 330-ball, 546 in a Harris Shield match in 2013. He has been a consistent performer on the domestic circuit thereafter.

Shaw, after his Ranji Trophy debut in January this year, has averaged 56.52 in nine matches with five centuries in eighteen innings.

“I’m honoured and humbled to be playing soon with an MRF bat as I have grown up watching my idols like Sachin sir, Brian Lara sir and now Virat sir playing with them and scoring tons of runs and bringing laurels for our country,” an elated Shaw said about the deal.

“MRF has always stood for excellence in sports. Having been associated with sports for decades we have always come forward to nurture special talents and provide all assistance for them to flower on the international stage. Our brand ambassadors have always shone in their careers and have enthralled audiences across the globe. We are delighted to be a part of Prithvi’s cricket journey and am sure his special talents will hold everyone spellbound in the coming years. We wish him all the very best and welcome him to the MRF family,” said MRF CMD KM Mammen.