Prithvi Shaw will do well in Australia: Sourav Ganguly

KOLKATA: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday heaped reward on Prithvi Shaw for his sensational hundred on Test debut and said the 18-year-old can do neatly in international locations like Australia.

Shaw on Thursday became the youngest Indian batsman, fourth total, to attain 100 on Test debut right through the first tournament towards West Indies in Rajkot.

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"What stands out is the way he batted, big temperament. He dominated the bowlers on way to his hundred. Big game, first match, he just played the way he knew," Ganguly said at the announcement of the fifth version of Tata Steel Kolkata 25K running match to be hung on December 16.

"It's positivity, temperament and attitude to batting which is fantastic. Playing the U-19 World Cup and playing a Test match for India is completely different. What I saw today was extremely pleasing to the eye and hopefully he can play for India for a long long time."

With the series in Australia coming later this 12 months, Ganguly said Shaw would do neatly there because the younger player is a forged back-foot player.

"He will go to Australia in a couple of months. I am sure he will do well because he is a good back-foot player. You want to see young players doing well," Ganguly said.

"It's still early days, he will have to go the distance going around the world. But congratulations to him and I thought he was absolutely marvellous today."

Comparisons may have been began for Shaw with many drawing parallel with Virender Sehwag but Ganguly said the teenager must be left on my own.

"Don't compare him with Sehwag. Sehwag was an absolute genius. Let him go around the world, I am sure he will get runs in Australia, England and South Africa but don't compare him with Sehwag," Ganguly said.

Shaw additionally became the first man to attain hundreds in Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Test debut.

"It must be a phenomenal day for him. I didn't have a Ranji Trophy debut hundred. But I had a Deuleep Trophy debut hundred and then India debut hundred," Ganguly said.

Ganguly, who is the chairman of Cricket Advisory Committee, additionally spoke at the factor of 'lack of communique' between avid gamers and selectors within the wake of the new Karun Nair and Murali Vijay controversy.

Discarded Indian Opener Murali Vijay has said no person from the choice committee spoke to him in regards to the exact reasons why he was dropped from the Indian Test staff.

Vijay was axed from the side after the first two Tests. He scored an aggregate of 26 runs within the first tournament and bagged a couple in the second one. He was additionally not noted for the two-match Test series towards West Indies.

Nair, who was additionally dropped from the side for the West Indies series, had up to now stated that the staff control had no longer communicated to him what he need to do in order to get again into the Test side.

"I don't know the team dynamics as I have not been involved with the team for a long time. But it's important that the selectors communicate with the players as the players are very sensitive when they play. Murali Vijay has done extremely well for India. He has had a couple of failures in England but hopefully they (selectors) communicate," Ganguly said.

Meanwhile, the registrations for the 25K run, which has now were given ‘Bronze Label' standing from the International Association of Athletics Federations, opened at the launch match.


The closing date for filing entries for the fifth version of the event is November 30 whilst the access charges might be Rs 1000 for 25K.


Apart from the main 25K match, entries might be permitted for 10km, Timed 5K, Ananda Run (5km distance with out timing), Senior Citizens Run (2.1km) and Champions with Disability Run (2.1km) because the organisers be expecting a turnout of 20,000.


Terming it a super initiative, Ganguly said: "It's become a part of Kolkata now. Half of my family is participating."


Asian Games gold medalist heptathlete Swapna Barman was additionally provide at the launch.
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