Rajkot,Oct 4: The young cricketer Prithvi Shaw showed his masterclass as he hit a century in his debut against West Indies here in Rajkot on Thursday. Minutes before the tea break, debutant Prithvi Shaw (134) falls to a soft dismissal, offering a return catch to Devendra Bishoo.
He achieved the feat in 99 balls with the virtue of 15 boundaries. Prithvi became the fourth youngest batsman overall to score a century in debut after Mohammad Ashraful (Bangladesh), Hamilton Masakadza (Zimbabwe) and Saleem Malik (Pakistan).
Shaw, at 18 years 329 days old is now the second youngest Indian ever to score a Test Century, after the legendary Sachin Tendulkar who made his first century in 1990 against England in Manchester at the age of 17 years and 107 days old. Prithvi Shaw is from Mumbai, who became India’s 293rd Test player, kept things simple and trusted on his attacking batting skills. Right from the start, Prithvi looked like he belongs to the international arena and played some glorious strokes.
Earlier today, India won the toss and opted to bat first at Saurashtra Cricket Association. UNI