Shaw scores his maiden Test century on debut: Prithvi Shaw entered the record books right away as he scored his maiden Test century on his Test debut.
During the first Test of West Indies’ tour of India at Rajkot, debutant Prithvi Shaw was seen entering the record books just during his first Test innings.
After becoming India’s youngest batsman to score a half-century on Test debut, Shaw went on to score his maiden Test century, becoming the fourth youngest Test debutant to do so. Shaw also become the second youngest (after Sachin Tendulkar) batsman to score a Test century.
Shaw was usual self right from the start. Watching him play in an attacking mode, one could hardly figure out if he it’s a debutant, who is going after the bowlers. Initially against the fast bowlers, Shaw was instrumental with his shots both off the front and back foot.
The best part about Shaw’s innings was that he didn’t show any signs of nervousness for a debutant. Neither did he look consumed by the occasion. Playing his natural game worked in his favor to a large extent.
After completing his half-century in only the 18th over, Shaw went on at the same pace. At the lunch break, he was unbeaten on 75. Resuming proceedings in the second session, Shaw took on Devendra Bishoo, scoring three boundaries in the first over after lunch.
Shaw completed his century on the second delivery of the 33rd over with a shot through the off-side. Bringing it in 99 balls, it was the third fastest century on debut. Watch Shaw’s celebration below:
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 4, 2018
Shaw’s century saw some heartening messages on social media platform Twitter. Read some of them below:
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 4, 2018
Prithvi’s smash-hit century on Test debut is fitting response to those who thought he was too raw and a tas too adventurous. Actually, he’s just too good. But the real test for him starts now, in coping with fame and pressure of expectations that have suddenly gone sky high
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 4, 2018
Since 1971, every time a short compact Bombay batsman has made his test debut, it’s probably a good idea to take notice.
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) October 4, 2018
It’s a flat pitch and a very an average bowling attack: but the thing that has stood out for me from Shaw is his exceptional back-foot play. A rarity is contemporary cricket
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) October 4, 2018