Prithvi Shaw had a remarkable year in 2023, particularly in First-class and List A cricket, where he broke numerous records and made a name for himself.
Shaw, a right-handed batter, has often been hailed as the next prodigy in Indian cricket, but has struggled to live up to the lofty expectations on the international stage. Despite being the first player from the 2018 U19 batch to make his debut for India, Shaw has had limited opportunities to showcase his talent in all three formats. However, his fellow batchmate, Shubman Gill, has surpassed him and is now considered the hottest property in Indian cricket due to his impressive performances in recent matches.
Shaw’s standout performances in 2023 include a double-hundred against Somerset and another century during a One-Day Cup 2023 match against Durham.
In January 2023, Shaw also achieved a remarkable feat in the world of cricket by scoring 379 runs in a Ranji Trophy match, which stands as the second-highest score in the tournament’s history. His outstanding performance played a crucial role in guiding Mumbai to a mammoth total of 687 for four in a highly significant clash against Assam in the Ranji Trophy Elite Group B.
At the age of 23, Shaw also accomplished his maiden triple hundred in First-Class cricket in a mere 326 balls, leaving a significant mark on the game by surpassing previous records.
Despite his struggles in the IPL 2023 season, Shaw was retained by the Delhi Capitals ahead of the IPL 2024 auction.