Sachin  is God of cricket: Shaw

Mumbai: Young India opener Prithvi Shaw on Tuesday said ‘idol’ Sachin Tendulkar has advised him to always play his natural game and stay calm off the field.

In an Instgram Live chat with his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals, the 20-year old who is the youngest Indian to score a Test century on debut, said: ‘He has had a big influence on me.

I first met him when I was eight. He always tells me to play my natural game and according to the situation. Off the field also, he asked me to stay calm.’
Shaw, who was part of the two Tests in New Zealand recently where he opened the batting with Mayank Agarwal in the absence of Rohit Sharma, said Tendulkar had once asked him not to change his grip.

‘I am bottom-hand player and Sachin sir had asked me not to change my grip. I was young and I used to change my grip as per coaches’ advice. But after Sachin sir told me, I did not change my grip.’