New Straits Times
INDIA’S NEW SUPERSTAR
Teenager Shaw second youngest to score ton after Tendulkar
TEENAGER Prithvi Shaw became the youngest Indian to score a century on debut in the First Test against West Indies in Rajkot yesterday.
Shaw, who is 18 years and 329 days old, reached his hundred off just 99 deliveries in the second session on day one.
He becomes India’s second youngest century-maker after Sachin Tendulkar, who in 1990 was 17 years and 107 days when he scored 119 not out against England in Manchester, but that was in his ninth Test match.
Shaw, a diminutive righthander, reached the landmark with two runs off paceman Keemo Paul and punched his fist in the air as he was given a standing ovation by the home crowd.
Shaw is the seventh youngest international batsman to score his first Test century. He is also the third batsman after Shikhar Dhawan (85 balls) and Dwayne Smith (93) to hit his debut ton in under 100 balls.
Skipper Virat Kohli was batting on 72 as India reached 364 for four at stumps on day one of the opening Test against West Indies yesterday.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, on 17, was partnered with Kohli at close of play in Rajkot after the hosts elected to bat in the first of two Tests.
Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, who made 41, put on 105 runs for the third wicket after teenager Prithvi Shaw became the youngest-ever Indian batsman to make a century in Test debut. AFP