Revealed! The reason behind Prithvi Shaw’s jersey number 100

Prithvi Shaw led team India defeated the Aussies in the ICC Under-19 World Cup final to make Boys in Blue the most successful in the history of the tournament with four titles.

Shaw, who is already considered as a future star, was a happy soul and couldn’t express the feeling of holding the world cup trophy in words.


“There a lot of memories created. I can’t express, what I am feeling right now. I am just happy,” he said. The 18-year old led the pack under the guidance of Rahul Dravid to the World Cup glory and lifted the coveted title like Mohammad Kaif had in 2002, Virat Kohli in 2008, and Unmukt Chand in 2012.

Prithvi Shaw

As a captain, Shaw’s contribution was immense and also as an opening batsman. Throughout the ICC event, he chipped in with good scores to lay down the platform for others. At such a young age his batting prowess has been compared to that of batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.


With such big shoes to fill in it is interesting to look at the jersey number that Shaw wore. He carried number 100 on his back. A triple digit number is usually odd to spot on a cricketer’s jersey, but Shaw has been carrying it around for a while now. His reason is too innocent and funny in its own way.

While speaking to Indian Express, Shaw revealed that there is no superstition or good luck charm behind his jersey number. He said, “I like the number. In Hindi (sau) it sounds like my surname Shaw.”

Hundred is called ‘Sau’ in Hindi and the surname ‘Shaw’ in no different word to pronounce.

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