Twitter Reactions: Prithvi Shaw slams a 61-ball ton against Railways in Vijay Hazare Trophy
He was dismissed for 129 off just 81 deliveries as Mumbai scored 400 runs in 50 overs.
Published - Sep 23, 2018 1:54 pm | Updated - Sep 23, 2018 1:54 pm
While all the focus is on the ongoing Asia Cup and more on the marquee clash between India and Pakistan, the budding cricketers are fighting it out in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. It goes without saying that Prithvi Shaw has set the stage on fire with the bat in three matches he has played so far. His latest knock of 129 runs off just 81 deliveries against the Railways has been the best which has propelled Mumbai to a total of 400 in fifty overs.
After opting to bat first on a flat pitch, Mumbai lost their skipper Ajinkya Rahane early in the sixth over. But by the time, he was dismissed his partner and the upcoming Indian sensation was already in the 20s and was looking in amazing touch. Despite the fall of a wicket, his style of batting didn’t change and Shaw continued to attack the bowlers with authority.
Iyer supported Shaw well
Shreyas Iyer, meanwhile, played second fiddle to Prithvi Shaw and enjoyed his blistering batting from the other end. Shaw unfurled all the strokes in his kitty during his stay in the middle and made the opposition look hapless in no time. Soon, he reached his first three-figure mark this season after missing out on the last two occasions. He got to his ton only in 61 deliveries and looked even more dangerous after that.
However, his bright knock was cut short by Prashant Awasthi in the 26th over when Mumbai‘s score read 187 and the partnership of 160 runs was broken. Shaw was dismissed on 129 runs off 81 balls with as many as 14 fours and six hits over the ropes. With his current form, it seems that the youngster will make it to Indian ODI squad soon.
He is currently the second highest run-getter in the tournament with 287 runs to his name in three outings at a brilliant average of 95.66 and the strike-rate of 143.50. Twitterati has one eye on him all the time and was thrilled with his form with the bat so far.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Want to see Prithvi Shaw play international cricket. Like now. If you fly him right now, he just might reach dubai by toss. #INDvsPAK
— Satya Dash (@satya043) September 23, 2018
Yet another stellar innings from @PrithviShaw #VijayHazare staking a real claim with each game be plays. Just for the record @SGanguly99 had gone down the order for @virendersehwag will we see someone do that in future for Shaw?
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) September 23, 2018
After today’s performance, looks like Prithvi Shaw will make his Test debut against West India next month…#NextMumbaiBatsman
— Indranil Roy (@indraroy) September 23, 2018
At his age, Prithvi Shaw does have the talent that Sachin and Kohli had when they were 18-19. He should get a chance in national squad so that he can make it big like them!
— Karan Wadekar (@karan_rw) September 23, 2018
— Shrikesh Lahoti (@ShrikeshL6694) September 23, 2018
Meanwhile Prithvi Shaw just smashed 129 off 81 balls with 14 4s and 6 6s in the Vijay Hazare tournament. Batting on a different planet!
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) September 23, 2018
Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw scoring century after century but they must sit and watch as India pick the same old tried and tested uninspired options.
Poor Mayank Agarwal and Rishab Pant as well. How these guys are not in the mix is beyond me. #AsiaCup2018
— Pravir Singh (@Pravir21) September 23, 2018
Yet another settler performance and a magnificent 💯 (129 off 81). from Prithvi Shaw. Good to see young talent playing like this and setup a bench mark to others. He is ready to play at top level. After @virendersehwag he could be the destructive one. #VijayHazareTrophy
— Mahinwal (@itsmahinwal) September 23, 2018
The WI tour is indeed the best time to breed in Prithvi Shaw to the Indian team. He is an excellent find for the country.
— Preetam Talukdar (@preetamtalukdar) September 23, 2018
— Vivek Mysore (@mysorevivekmv) September 23, 2018
Prithvi Shaw hammered his maiden List A century for Mumbai – off only 61 balls. His entertaining 81-ball 129 included 14 fours and 6 sixes.
Is he ready for higher honours? pic.twitter.com/Zf43GrSPth
— mahalakshmi Indian (@mahalakshmi3117) September 23, 2018
Another day, another hundred for @PrithviShaw!!
— Sai Veer (@SaiVeer07) September 23, 2018
— Ezaz Khan (@ezaz_khan1291) September 23, 2018
Ye superstar bahut lamba india ke liye khelne wala h ise continuously indian me place chahiye chahe kuch failure bhi ho jaye ye sirf 19 k hone wala h… Emerging superstar
— Rhea Thakur (@imRheaT) September 23, 2018
Prithvi Shaw in the #VijayHazareTrophy 2018
vs Baroda 98 in 66 balls (S/r 148.48), 12f, 5s
vs Karnataka 60 in 53 balls (S/r 113.20), 8f, 1s
vs Railways 129 in 81 balls (S/r 159.26), 14f, 6s
— Abhinav Mahto (@united_abhi) September 23, 2018
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