Teenager Prithvi Shaw marked his Test debut with a brilliant century as India ended Day 1 of the first Test against the Windies on 364/4.
Shaw (134 off 154 balls) hogged all the limelight on the opening day of the Rajkot Test as he became the youngest Indian, at 18 years and 329 days, to score a Test century on debut.
Also, Shaw is the second-youngest Indian to reach the three figure-mark in the longest format, Sachin Tendulkar holding that record courtesy of his century against England in 1990 at the age of 17 years and 107 days.
Shaw made history early in the post-lunch session when he punched Keemo Paul through the covers for two.
Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Amitabh Bachchan and Preity Zinta among others lauded the young cricketer’s memorable knock.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 4, 2018
Shaw what a show 💪 @PrithviShaw
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) October 4, 2018
Take a bow son! The ease with which you played in your 1st innings made me feel like you have been playing for the Indian team for years. Congratulations on your maiden hundred, @PrithviShaw. #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/O5qsQFzYEo
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) October 4, 2018
What a great start in test cricket from young prithvi shaw really impressed to see his talent & hunger to score runs but @ will ..wow carry on young man good luck ..
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) October 4, 2018
— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) October 4, 2018
A 💯 on Ranji debut
A 💯 on Duleep debut
A 💯 on Test debut
– A Prithvi Sha(o)w #INDvWI
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) October 4, 2018
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) October 4, 2018
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 4, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 4, 2018
T 2952 – Prithvi Shaw !! just 18 years old .. another cricketing wonder emerges ! century in his opening Test International game ! Only congratulations not enough .. may you continue to rise and bring even greater honour to the game and to INDIA !!🙏🙏🙏🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/TEo7Bq35pl
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) October 4, 2018
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) October 4, 2018
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) October 4, 2018
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) October 4, 2018
Is ladke mein kuch toh bahut khaas hai. Looked that he belongs here from the very first ball he faced. A sign of things to come, well played Prithvi Shaw #IndvWI
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 4, 2018
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) October 4, 2018
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 4, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 4, 2018
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 4, 2018
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 4, 2018
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) October 4, 2018