Kolkata: Wounder Kid Prithvi Shaw on Thursday became the youngest Indian batsman, fourth overall, to score a hundred on Test debut and touched Sourav Ganguly’s record. The right-handed has scored a century in Rajkot against West Indies on Thursday. The former Indian captain said ‘lambi race ka ghoda’.
Saurav scored 131 runs in Test debut at Lord’s in 1996. Now Prithvi Shaw scored 134 in debut match. Prithvi has got a taste of hundred at the age of 18 years 329 days. Prithvi is in second place (after Shikhar Dhawan) in ball count.
Saurav said, “Today is a wonderful day for Prithvi. He scored test debut hundred After the Ranji Trophy and the Duleep Trophy. I didn’t have a Ranji Trophy debut hundred. But I had a Deuleep Trophy debut hundred and then India debut hundred,” So Prithvi made his unique debut as the first batsman to score a century in Test debut after Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy.
Sourav attend the inaugural edition of the fifth edition of the Tata Steel Kolkata 25. Sourav said, “Prithvi batted very well. Awesome Temperament. Hopefully, Prithvi will be successful in Australia tour.”
Prithvi reached the century with the help of 15 boundaries in 99 balls. It’s positivity, temperament and attitude to batting which is fantastic. Playing the U-19 World Cup and playing a Test math for India is completely different. What I saw today was extremely pleasing to the eye and hopefully he can play for India for a long long time, the former India captain said.
Sourav also added that Don’t compare him with Sehwag. Sehwag was an absolute genius. Let him go around the world, I am sure he will get runs in Australia, England and South Africa but don’t compare him with Sehwag.
After praising Prithvi’s batting, the former India captain did not want to comment on the controversy between Murali Vijay and Karun Nair from the Indian team. Tamil Nadu opener Vijay was dropped from the last two Tests in England. Nayar, who has been in the squad for the five-Test series against England, has not been able to play in a match.