November 18, 2019
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Former cricketers salutes Prithvi Shaw after he scores a hundred on debut

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

Here is how the cricket fraternity responded to Prithvi Shaw’s maiden test ton



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