Suryakumar Yadav delighted for ‘bazooka’ Prithvi Shaw after he scores a century on Test debut
Shaw brought up his maiden international century in just 99 deliveries.
Updated - Oct 4, 2018 1:54 pm
The U19 World Cup in New Zealand saw several Indian youngsters come into the limelight. Prithvi Shaw, who captained the side has often been regarded as the next big thing in Indian cricket. He has grabbed all the opportunities that have come his way. With the Indian openers Vijay and Dhawan not in the best of form, it was certain that Shaw would get his due soon.
The 18-year old Mumbai batsman was a part of the Indian side for the Test series in England but did not get a game there. He didn’t have to wait for too long as he was called up for the home series against Windies as well and was drafted into the playing XI for the series opener in Rajkot. The pressure did not get to him and he met the expectations by scoring a century in his debut game. Suryakumar Yadav, another aggressive Mumbai batsman took to Twitter to congratulate the youngster for his brilliant performance.
Yadav tweeted, “The bazooka has fired a ton on debut!! So proud of you, @PrithviShaw. What a “CHUMMA” performance.” Shaw became the 4th youngest player to score a century on Test debut. His century was also the third fastest by a debutant which came in just 99 deliveries.
— surya77 (@surya_14kumar) October 4, 2018
The “debut” man
The swashbuckling opener has been in sublime touch in the recent past. He has looked in great touch in his first game as he has middled the ball perfectly. Prithvi Shaw has a great record in his debut games as he scored centuries in his Ranji and Duleep Trophy debuts as well. The youngster has all the shots in his books and has scored boundaries on all parts of the ground.
Shaw’s innings highlights the quality of talent that is present in India. Players are exposed to different types of conditions to ensure that they are ready for the big stage. The opener must ensure that he converts his century into a big one to pile up misery on the Windies. The Indian batsmen are looking comfortable in the first innings and are all set to put up a big score on board.