Michael Vaughan is in awe of the young Test debutant Prithvi Shaw

Michael Vaughan is in awe of the young Test debutant Prithvi Shaw

The youngster has taken to international cricket by storm.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for PCA)

In the ongoing Test match between India and Windies at Rajkot, the hosts are in a commanding position in the second session of the first day’s play. The young Test debutant in Prithvi Shaw, who arrived with such a huge reputation after scoring tons of runs in the domestic circuit, has lived up to the expectations to perform at the highest level.

He took only 99 balls to reach his maiden Test hundred. With this, he also becomes the third youngest player to score a century on debut. The 18-year old has played with maturity and is willing to bat with his natural approach of attacking the bowlers.

A superstar has arrived

His innings has already raised certain eyebrows in delight as a young batting sensation who has moved through the ranks to the International level. Former England skipper Michael Vaughan was also in awe of the youngster after his spectacular show on display. The cricketer-turned-commentator, who is always in touch with the game, couldn’t hold himself back in praising Prithvi Shaw as he marches along in his first Test innings.

Minutes after he reached the magical three-figure mark, Vaughan took to Twitter to appreciate his performance and reckoned that a superstar has arrived in the arena with Indian batting stocks being as great as ever. He wrote, “Wow .. 18 yrs old @PrithviShaw .. Test 100 on debut .. Looks like #India have another superstar that has arrived on the scene !!! #INDvWI.”

Here’s the tweet:

India is currently in the driving seat with Virat Kohli and Shaw playing with utmost ease. After winning the toss, the former decided to bat first on what looked like a batting paradise in prospect. Though they lost KL Rahul in the first over of the game, since it has been raining boundaries as India continue to score runs at a rate in excess of 4.5. They’ve already scored over 200 runs and are looking to post a big total in the first innings to put pressure on the visitors.

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