The West Indies series presents a good opportunity for Shaw to make his case for the upcoming Australia tour as pointed out by captain Virat Kohli, who said the top-order is the only area where experimentation is needed.
Shaw, 18, was out for 134 off 154 balls and added 206 for the second wicket with Cheteshwar Pujara, who made 86, before both batsmen fell in the second session.
Shaw, who was on unbeaten 75 at lunch, reached the three figures in the afternoon session with a typical punch to the cover, the same way he got his first runs in global cricket. But on the other hand, I was like ‘I’ll play my game. Having been called up to Mumbai’s squad as a possible solution to the domestic giant’s opening woes in 2016-17, Shaw, having turned 17 weeks earlier, appeared to be lost in the big league. “I wanted to dominate the bowlers as much as I could and I was trying to balance it out between playing the ball on its merit and attacking the loose balls”, said Prithvi. “#INDvWI.” Former Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan tweeted, “Verified Fantastic achievement by young #Prithvishaw Hundred on Debut and going strong, showing good temperament and positive approach #INDvsWI”.
India had elected to bat in the first of the two Tests.
More than half of his runs came through boundaries, 19 in total.
Here, Omnisport tells you all you need to know about Shaw. I didn’t think about this being my first game, I was just thinking it’s another game for me, and it just happened.
He also became the fourth youngest player of all time to hit a debut ton.
It was on my mind that it’s my first time in Test cricket so how am I supposed to bat. Former captain of Australia’s worldwide women’s cricket team Lisa Sthalekar ina tweet said, “WOW, how impressive is @PrithviShaw”. Roach is back in Barbados to attend the funeral of his grandmother. Though he left the harmless ball outside the off-stump, it must’ve made him feel better as the 18-year-old middled the very next ball and was off the blocks in the same over. Eighty nine overs were bowled on day one with India scoring at 4.08 runs per over. He is also the 15 Indian and the first Rohit Sharma in 2013 to score a century on Test debut.
The moment arrived for Mumbai-born wunderkind when he finally got his chance at glory as he became the 293rd player to play Test cricket for India.