Young Prithvi Shaw continued to impress one and all as he became the youngest ever Indian batsman to hit a century on debut in the first test against West Indies at Rajkot. In the process, Shaw also became the first batsman to notch up a ton in International test debut, Ranji trophy debut and Duleep trophy debut.
Earlier in the match, India lost KL Rahul at the score of just 3 runs before Shaw and Cheteshwar Pujara took over and piled up a 206 run stand in just 42 overs to take India to drivers seat. Shaw looked flawless from the first ball and pounched on the loose deliveries by the in-experienced Windies bowling line-up.
He soon reached his maiden test ton in the 33rd over bowled by Keemo Paul to become the second youngest Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to score a century. Shaw(99 balls) also became the third batsman to score fastest century on debut after Shikhar Dhawan(85 balls) and Dwayne Smith(93 balls)
Here is the celebration
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 4, 2018
Here is how the cricket fraternity responded to Prithvi Shaw’s maiden test ton
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 4, 2018
— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) October 4, 2018
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 4, 2018
Is ladke mein kuch toh bahut khaas hai. Looked that he belongs here from the very first ball he faced. A sign of things to come, well played Prithvi Shaw #IndvWI
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 4, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 4, 2018
Congratulations to Prithvi Shaw for a hundred on debut. Love the fact that he can score at a strike rate of 100 just batting instinctively without looking to over attack or by taking risks. ????#PrithviShaw
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) October 4, 2018
— R P Singh (@rpsingh) October 4, 2018