Twitter reactions on Prithvi Shaw’s half-century on debut: Twitter went crazy after Shaw scored a half-century on debut against West Indies.
During the first Test of West Indies’ tour of India at Rajkot, debutant Prithvi Shaw became the youngest batsman to score a half-century for India in Test matches. In which was a quickfire innings, Shaw remained unaffected by the early dismissal of his opening partner in Lokesh Rahul (0).
Having opened the innings, the 18-year old right-hand batsman scored a half-century off 56 balls. In which came as another feat for Shaw, he has scored the fourth-quickest Test half-century for India on debut. Shaw’s innings consisted of seven fours.
Earlier, Indian captain Virat Kohli had won the toss and chose to bat. India left out Shardul Thakur from the 12-member squad, which meant that they opted to play three spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav.
On the other hand, West Indies received a blow in the form of an injury to their captain Jason Holder. Opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite came out for the toss, announcing a Test debut for fast bowler Sherman Lewis.
Described as an attacking opening batsman by vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, Shaw played his natural game at the top of the order, seldom getting beaten by the opposition bowlers. Shannon Gabriel, who has been in sublime form in the recent times and who dismissed Rahul, hardly seemed to disturb Shaw.
In Cheteshwar Pujara, Shaw received accompany from a batsman who was playing on his home ground, something which might have come in handy for him.
Below are the latest Twitter reactions on Shaw’s brilliant start to his Test career:
And, here comes the first Test FIFTY for the debutant @PrithviShaw 👏👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 4, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 4, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 4, 2018
Sky’s the limit for Prithvi! 😇
The youngest debutant in a decade for India has hit a stylish 50 in the 1st Paytm Test cricket – #INDvWI match! Are you watching the youngster take on the Windies bowlers on Star Sports? #TestAsliFansKa
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) October 4, 2018
In his first Test innings, Prithvi Shaw has provided what he has always promised: punchy strokes of both front foot and back foot. And he hasn’t let the occasion overawe him. I wanted to see him in England because it would have been an opportunity to learn something new about him
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) October 4, 2018
First ball of Test cricket Prithvi Shaw plays the most important shot in Test cricket. The leave alone.#INDvWI
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) October 4, 2018
🙌 PRITHVI SHAW 5⃣0⃣ 🙌
— ICC (@ICC) October 4, 2018
This boy is class and a lambi race ka ghoda- Prithvi Shaw. So good to watch #IndvWI
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 4, 2018
Prithvi Shaw becomes the third Test debutant opener from Mumbai to score a fifty in his first innings. KC Ibrahim (1948-49) and SM Gavaskar (1970-71) are the others.
— Clayton J Murzello (@ClaytonMurzello) October 4, 2018
18-year-old Prithvi Shaw is making his Test debut, opening the batting for India against the West Indies.
He’s just hit his maiden Test half-century from 55 balls scoring seven boundaries.
— bet365_aus (@bet365_aus) October 4, 2018
The Gem of a boy “Prithvi Shaw” has hit his maiden fifty on debut against WI as he is 50 Not out & India 89/1 after 18 overs. Well done Boy…. Keep it up…
— Totlani Krishan (@kktotlani) October 4, 2018