All time batting great Sachin Tendulkar himself was a child prodigy and it didn’t take him long to gauge Prithvi Shaw’s immense talent. Sachin once told then eight-year-old Prithvi that no coach should change his natural technique.
“I asked him not to change his grip or stance, irrespective of any future instructions from his coaches. If anyone asks you to do so, tell them to come and talk to me. Coaching is good, but overcooking a player with tweaks is not,” the Master Blaster spoke on his app, 100MB.
“It is so important not to change anything when you see such a special player. It is God’s gift to have a complete package,” Tendulkar added.
Shaw has recently been added in the Indian Test squad for the final two Tests against England and Tendulkar is happy that he saw the spark when he watched him bat for the first time at a tender age of eight.
“Around 10 years ago, one of my friends asked me to take a look at the young Prithvi. He asked me to analyse his game and give him some advice. I had a session with him and gave couple of pointers on how to improve his game,” Tendulkar concluded.