Rizvi Springfield School’s prolific scorer Prithvi Shaw hit a record individual score of 546 runs in the Harris Shield schools competition game against St. Francis High School.
With this, Prithvi has broken the earlier Mumbai schools cricket record of Armaan Jaffer who had amassed 498 in a Giles Shield semi-final in 2010-11. Armaan also held the Harris Shield record of 476 runs in the finals last year which has also been broken now.
Prithvi has been a regular member of the Mumbai junior teams and has scored consistently in all junior selection tournaments from the time he was 8.
Prithvi was also sent to UK by his club for training a few years ago. He is known to have a mix of explosive and technical shots from his childhood days.
Prithvi, aged 14, Armaan, aged 15 and Sarfaraz Khan, aged 19, are the three run machines coming out of Mumbai schools cricket and tipped to have a bright future. Sarfaraz has already played for the India Under-19 squad.
In 1988, a soon-to-be-15-yeard-old Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli, 16, entered the record books for their 664-run partnership in the Harris Shield for Shardashram Vidyamandir against St Xavier’s High School. Sachin scored 326 not out and Kambli 349 not out.