The Prithvi show
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
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.