'He Came, He Shaw, He Conquered': Prithvi Shaw's Maiden Test Ton on Debut Has Got Twitter Cheering
All eyes were on the 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw when he came out to bat against the West Indies at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. And he delivered.
Shaw, who opened the innings for India on Thursday, had the best debut any batsman could've asked for. The young batsman played fine shots all around the park and reached the milestone in style. By doing so, he's now become the youngest Indian to score a ton on their debut.
Even better, he's now become the second youngest Indian to score a Test century after Sachin Tendulkar, who smashed his first ton at the age of 17 against England in 1990.
A day he'll remember for a long time:
A moment to cherish, cricketers and fans united on Twitter to applaud the young man for his incredible achievement.
This boy is class and a lambi race ka ghoda- Prithvi Shaw. So good to watch #IndvWI— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 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
There were jokes too!
Aakash Chopra was a down-to-Prithvi opener. And for Prithvi Shaw, Aakash is the limit.#ProudOfMyHindiKnowldge— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) October 4, 2018
Here are some fun stats:
Prithvi Shaw's mini timeline #INDvWI 14 yrs – Scores 546 for school17 – Makes FC debut17 – Century in Ranji & Duleep Trophy18 – Leads India U19 to WC title18 – Has 5 FC 100s, plays IPL18 years, 329 days – Set to play his maiden Test— Moulin (@Moulinparikh) October 3, 2018
Prithvi Shaw:Century on Ranji debut!Century on Duleep debut!Century on Test debut!Welcome to International Cricket— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) October 4, 2018
Shaw accumulated 134 runs in just 154 deliveries with a strike rate of 87.01.