Prithvi Shaw: 1st man to hit hundreds on Ranji, Duleep Trophy and Test debut


first_imgPrithvi Shaw became the first man to score hundreds on Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Test debut. The 18-year-old, on Thursday, became the fourth youngest batsman in history to hit a hundred on Test debut against West Indies in Rajkot.Overall, Shaw is the 15th Indian to reach the three-figure mark on Test debut.Shaw, who had smashed 546 off 330 balls as a 14-year-old to set a school record went on to achieve several other feats. In 2017, he scored a hundred on Ranji Trophy debut for Mumbai. Incidentally, Shaw had made his Ranji debut in Rajkot, the very venue of his Test debut.In the semi-final against Tamil Nadu, Shaw was dismissed for four in the first innings but he made up for his failure in the second innings when he scored a delightful 120 in Mumbai’s chase of 251.Also read – Prithvi Shaw slams debut Test hundred: A look at all 15 debut centurions for IndiaLater that year, Shaw broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the youngest centurion on Duleep Trophy debut.After leading India to victory in the Under-19 World Cup in 2018, Shaw was signed up by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.20 crore. Not long after, he was roped in to the Test squad for the last two matches against England. He did not get a game but Shikhar Dhawan’s omission for the Test series against West Indies meant Shaw was an automatic choice to open with KL Rahul.Also read – Prithvi Shaw’s majestic debut Test hundred floors India cricket legendsadvertisementAnd Shaw did not disappoint.Much like he had done on his Ranji and Duleep Trophy debut, Shaw went on to score a sensational hundred on Test debut. He reached the landmark off 99 balls, becoming the third fastest debut centurion.Shaw was eventually dismissed for 134 off 154 balls by Devendra Bishoo.last_img

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