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Prithvi Shaw Joins the Likes of Tendulkar, Kohli With New Deal

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: December 15, 2017, 4:30 PM IST
Prithvi Shaw Joins the Likes of Tendulkar, Kohli With New Deal

Prithvi Shaw (Courtesy: Prithvi Shaw/Facebook)

India's youngest batting sensation and U-19 captain Prithvi Shaw has signed a deal with MRF, meaning he will sport the famous logo when he comes out to bat in the upcoming U-19 World Cup.

Shaw joins an elite list of athletes and cricketers who have MRF on their bats, with the likes of Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh among the cricketers who have endorsed for the company before.

The 18-year-old has hit five hundreds in his first eight first class games so far, and slammed centuries on his Ranji Trophy and Duleep debut.

Speaking about it, Shaw said, Shaw said: "I'm honoured & humbled to be playing soon with a MRF bat as I have grown up watching my idols like Sachin sir, Brian Lara sir & now Virat sir playing with them and scoring tons of runs & bringing laurels for our country. I am thankful to MRF for associating with me."

MRF chairman & managing director, KM Mammen, said: "MRF has always stood for excellence in sports. Having been associated with sports for decades we have always come forward to nurture special talents and provide all assistance for them to flower on the International stage. Our brand ambassadors have always shone in their careers and have enthralled audiences across the globe. We are delighted to be a part of Prithvi's cricket journey and am sure his special talents will hold everyone spellbound in the coming years. We wish him all the very best and welcome him to the MRF family."

MRF currently endorses Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and AB De Villiers.

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First Published: December 15, 2017, 12:30 PM IST

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