10 Facts About Prithvi Shaw – Youngest Indian To Hit Debut Test Century

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Prithvi Shaw, the youngest lad to score debut test century is today has become the talk of the nation. It was truly a dream come true for this young boy coming from Mumbai to become the 15th Indian batsman to score a debut test century. Prithvi hit that ‘Shaw’t to achieve this feat during the opening day of the first test against West Indies in Rajkot. With this, Prithwi Shah became the second youngest Indian to score a test century only after the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. As far as the youngest Indian to hit Debut test century is concerned, Prithvi Shaw has created a new record. Oh, Boy, Take a Bow!

So, in this context, here were with a few facts about Prithvi Shaw to let you know more about his journey to this amazing feat.

Wow Facts about Prithvi Shaw

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A Proud Maharashtrian

Prithvi Pankaj Shaw was born on November 9, 1999, in Vihar of Maharastra.

Kickstart of Cricketing Career

Prithvi Shaw’s cricketing career kick started when he was offered a contract by AAP Entertainment in 2010. Owing to this, he moved to Mumbai with his family to pursue his cricketing education.

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546 Runs off 330 balls

It was 2013 and Shaw was playing for Rizvi in a Harris Shield match. He smashed 546 runs off 330 balls leaving everyone in awe. It was the highest score by an Indian in an organized cricket until Pranav Dhanawade hit 1000*.

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1000 runs in England

Shaw’s cricket prowess continued in England too when he was present in Manchester in April 2012. He played exceptional innings for Cheadle Hulme School with a total of 1000 runs in that tour. In 2014, he even played for Cleethorpes in the Yorkshire ECB Country Premier League.

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Second Youngest to Score a Century for Mumbai

It was 2016/17, Prithvi Shaw made his first-class debut in Ranji Trophy playing for Mumbai in a semi-final against Tamil Nadu. In a match played in Rajkot, Shaw scored a century in 4th innings to become the second youngest to score a century for Mumbai.

One interesting thing here is that Prithvi Shaw was just 17 years when he scored his maiden ton. Later on, he smashed a fifty in the final against Gujarat to become the youngest to score a fifty in the Ranjit trophy final.

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Youngest Centurion in a Duleep Trophy Final

Shaw holds a record of being the youngest to score a century in Duleep trophy final. He was 17 years and 320 days when he smashed 154 for India Red against India Blue.

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Winning Captain of U-19 World Cup

Prithvi Shaw has also led the U-19 Indian team to win the World Cup title in 2018. In the series, Shaw became the second highest run-getter. He scored 261 runs in five innings with an average of 65.25.

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Prithvi Shaw in IPL

Prithvi’s entry to IPL happened when he was bought by Delhi Daredevils. He became the youngest to open the batting in an IPL game. He was just 18 years when he made his debut for DD against KXIP.

Prithvi Shaw shares a record with Sanju Samson for being the youngest player to score an IPL fifty. He achieved this knock in a match played against the KKR team.

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First Class Career Record

Prithvi Shaw’s first-class career is only of 14 matches. He has at least one century in all the four innings in first-class cricket so far with a total of 7 centuries. On the other hand, Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian player to have hit 9 centuries before turning 19.

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Maiden Test Century

Today, on October 4, 2018, Shaw became the second youngest Indian to open the innings on Test debut only after Vijay Mehra, who debuted at 17. Above all, Shaw has hit a debut test century to become the youngest Indian to do so.

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This is just a start. Oh, what a player he has been so far! People have already started seeing him as the next Tendulkar of Indian cricket.

In Sehwag’s Words:

Century Moment: 

Congratulations Prithvi Shaw. India is proud of you.

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