Mumbai: Mumbai’s Prithvi Shaw sensational form with the bat continues as he slammed his fourth hundred against Odisha in Bhubaneshwar on Wednesday. The 17-year-old scored a fluent 105 (of 153 balls) before being dismissed by Basant Mohanty.
Shaw’s ton on an opening day has put Mumbai in the drivers seat. The young sensation is now second to legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar in terms of centuries scored before turning 18. Tendulkar had 7 first-class centuries to his name.
Prithvi has so far scored four centuries in his five first-class matches. The young sensation made his debut against Tamil Nadu last year where he scored 120 runs. In 2017 his first century came in Duleep trophy against Suresh Raina led India blue. The right-handed opener scored 154 runs to become the youngest centurion on debut and helping his team to victory.
Shaw also played for the Indian Board President’s XI in a one-day warm-up game against New Zealand where he played a fine knock of 66 runs drawing praise from pacer Trent Boult. In the last Ranji match against Tamil Nadu, Shaw scored 123 runs against a strong bowling lineup which had R Ashwin in its rank.
In spite of doing well with the bat, BCCI’s junior selection committee excluded Shaw from the U-19 Asia Cup squad and asked him to play Mumbai in the ongoing Ranji Trophy, the decision which has benefitted the youngster....