Mumbai Police exemplifies Prithvi Shaw in their campaign of ‘Dial 100’
The 18-year-old eventually went on to score 134 runs from 154 balls with the help of 19 boundaries.
Published - Oct 4, 2018 6:32 pm | Updated - Oct 4, 2018 6:32 pm
Mumbai-cricketer Prithvi Shaw has had a memorable outing in his maiden appearance at the international level. Today, he made his debut for India in their Test match against Windies at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. He took the field as the second youngest Test debutant for the national team after Vijay Mehra way back in 1955 against New Zealand.
Surprisingly, he took the strike and left the first delivery off fast bowler Shannon Gabriel. However, the speedster got rid of KL Rahul for a duck, but the situation didn’t perturb Shaw by any means. He started his knock by playing some fearless strokes. The Windies’ bowling attack was somewhat depleted with the likes of Jason Holder and Kemar Roach missing out for various reasons.
Shaw weaves his magic with the bat
Shaw notched his half-century in merely 56 balls and was undoubtedly the aggressor in his partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara, who ended up scoring 86 runs from 130 balls with 14 boundaries. The Thane-born cricketer didn’t get complacent after his fifty and went on to score his maiden Test century off just 99 balls. He also became India’s youngest batsman with a Test ton on debut.
Moreover, he scored the runs at more than a run-a-ball. The 18-year-old eventually went on to score 134 runs from 154 balls with the help of 19 boundaries. It was leg-break bowler Devendra Bishoo who accounted for his wicket in the 51st over against the run of play. In the meantime, Mumbai Police also wished Shaw for his display of strokeplay.
In their message, they also highlighted their motto of the number 100 and draw and drew its parallel with Shaw’s century. They took to Twitter and wrote, “From our 100 to yours! It’s always a good start… the very best to you @PrithviShaw #Dial100,”
Here is Mumbai Police’s tweet
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) October 4, 2018