The Prithvi show

Sportstar - - PROFILE PRITHVI SHAW - AMOL KARHADKAR

Prithvi Shaw’s hun­dred came against a de­pleted West Indies at­tack. But it is not ev­ery day that a teenager makes his Test de­but, that too as an opener, then loses his se­nior part­ner in the very first over, but goes on to score a run­a­ball hun­dred.

Prithvi Shaw: a name that is a de­light for head­line writ­ers ever since he be­gan ma­raud­ing bowlers much older and taller than him in in­ter­school matches in Mum­bai’s maid­ans nearly a decade ago. And his maiden In­dia cap in the first week of Oc­to­ber was the launch of the Prithvi Mis­sile, the emer­gence of the Shaw­stop­per.

But the head­lines would have been wasted had the 1■­year­old not have the

AFP

One of a kind: Five weeks shy of 19, Prithvi Shaw be­came the first bats­man to com­plete the tril­ogy of cen­turies on de­but in the Ranji Tro­phy, Duleep Tro­phy and Test cricket.

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