New Delhi, Oct 4, News24 Bureau: On Thursday, Prithvi Shaw scored the first century of his test career on the first day of the test match against West Indies. It is remarkable that Shaw has scored a century in his debut test. He became the seventh youngest batsman in the world while the second in India to score a century in Test cricket. And also became the second-youngest Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to make a Test century.
Talking about Prithvi Shaw personal life, the cricketer is actually from Gaya, Bihar but his father Ashok Shaw migrated to Maharashtra. Shaw's mother left for heavenly abode when he was only 4 years old after that this his father also filled the space of her mother.
On 4th October 2018, 18 years 329 days old Shaw completed his first hundred in 99 balls with the help of 15 fours. Let's tell you that Shaw becomes the 293rd cricketer to represent India in Test cricket. When the Mumbai batsman completed the century, it was worth seeing the Indian team's dressing room. Everyone was cheering him including captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane.
Shaw has made many records already in this little age that's why the right-handed batsman is often compared with master blaster Sachin Tendulkar.
Let's have a look at his records:
Ranji Trophy debut: 120 vs TN, Rajkot
Duleep Trophy debut: 154 vs India Blue, Lucknow
Test debut: 100 vs WI, Rajkot
Youngest at the time of maiden Test 100 (India):
17y 112d S Tendulkar v Eng, Manchester, 1990
18y 329d PRITHVI SHAW v WI, Rajkot, 2018
20y 021d Kapil Dev v WI, Delhi, 1979
20y 131d AA Baig v Eng, Manchester, 1959
Fastest 100s on Test debut (balls):
85 S Dhawan v Aus, Mohali, 2013
93 Dwayne Smith v SA, Cape Town, 2004
99 PRITHVI SHAW v WI, Rajkot, 2018