At 18 years and 329 days, Prithvi Shaw became the youngest Indian and the fourth-youngest overall to score a century on Test debut, against the Windies in Rajkot on Thursday (4 October).
Along the way, Shaw had also become the youngest Indian to score a half-century on Test debut. Only Sachin Tendulkar and Parthiv Patel were younger than Shaw when they got their maiden Test half-centuries, but not on debut.
Overall, Shaw is the 106th player to score a century on Test debut and is the first since Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien against Pakistan earlier this year. Last Indian to achieve this feat was Rohit Sharma, also against West Indies in 2013. In total, 15 Indian players have scored centuries on Test debut.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 4, 2018