ANI | Indian batsman Prithvi Shaw stepped into the world of international cricket in style as he smashed a blistering century in his debut Test against West Indies here at the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium on Thursday. Prithvi Shaw becomes the youngest cricketer to score 100 on debut in Test Cricket
The 18-year-old, who is the youngest Indian to make his debut for India since Sachin Tendulkar, took just 99 balls to reach the three-figure mark, which also included 14 boundaries. At 18 years and 329 days, Shaw became the youngest Indian to score a ton on Test debut. He broke the record held by Ali Abbas Baig, who scored 112 on his debut in the second innings versus England at Manchester in England.
Opting to bat first, India had sent Shaw and KL Rahul to open the innings. While KL Rahul went back to the pavilion without scoring a run, Shaw fully utilized the opportunity and went on to play a special inning on his debut.
The right-hand batsman, who is already a big name in the domestic cricket circuit, has scored 1,418 runs in 14 first-class matches he played with an impressive average of 56.72. He had also achieved the feat of scoring hundred in his debut Ranji Trophy match and maiden Duleep Trophy clash.
Earlier this year, he had led the Indian side to victory in the International Cricket Council (ICC) U-19 Cricket World Cup which was held in New Zealand.
Former Cricketers Lauds Prithvi Shaw
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
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 4, 2018
— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) October 4, 2018
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 4, 2018