Prithvi Shaw, another star is born


Bengaluru, October 4: At 18 years and 329 days, Prithvi Shah became the youngest Indian to score a century on Test debut on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies on Thursday. He turned out to be the 293rd cricketer to don the Indian Test cap.

The Mumbai showcased immense confidence during his knock to reach three figure mark in 99 balls to surpass Abbas Ali Baig’s record. His opening batting partner KL Rahul departed for a nought in the very first over of the innings to Shannon Gabriel. He later stitched a refined 206 along with Cheteshwar Pujara (86) for the second wicket. The 18-year-old eventually was caught and bowled by spinner Devendra Bishoo for 134. His memorable innings included 19 hits to the fence, as India were 364-4 at close.

And also, Shaw is the fourth youngest cricketer of all time to hit a debut ton and the second youngest Indian to make a Test century after Sachin Tendulkar.

Here’s how the cricketing legends and analysts celebrated Shaw’s century.


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