Prithvi Shaw became the youngest Indian cricketer to score a century on debut as he slammed a 99-ball ton on the first day of the first Test match against West Indies in Rajkot on Thursday.
The 18-year-old, who led India to victory in the 2018 ICC U-19 World Cup, looked in brilliant form as he hit 15 boundaries to reach the 100. In the process, he became the fourth youngest batsman overall to score a century on debut after Mohammad Ashraful, Hamilton Masakadza and Saleem Malik.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 4, 2018
Top things you need to know about Shaw
- Shaw became the second-youngest Indian test cricketer after Vijay Mehra, who made his debut at 17 years, 265 days against New Zealand in 1955 and he was the 13th youngest Indian cricketer overall to play a Test match.
- Is the second youngest batsman to make his debut for India since Sachin Tendulkar.
- Prithvi Shaw created a national record, hitting 546 playing for Rizvi Springfield against St Francis D’Assisi in an inter-school match for the prestigious Harris Shield.
- He became the first schoolboy cricketer to hit a 500 plus score in an official inter-school match.
- In the U-19 World Cup 2018 he scored 261 runs in 6 matches, becoming the highest run-scorer among Indian captains in the tournament’s history.
- Became the second youngest player – after Sachin Tendulkar – to score a century for Mumbai, achieving the feat on his Ranji debut at the age of 17.
- At 17 years and 320 days, Prithvi Shaw became the second youngest player to score a three-figure mark in the Duleep Trophy with the record once again belonging to Sachin Tendulkar.
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